Peterson Funeral Chapel

Richard E. "Rick" Mitchell, 69, of Aurora passed away Thursday, September 22, 2022 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

He was born to Wilbur and Ann Siebert Mitchell on September 7, 1953. He was a retired minister of 32 years and a teacher for 27 years.

Survivors include his wife, Eula; three sons, Jesse Mitchell of North Myrtle Beach, SC., Matthew Mitchell of Ottawa, IL. and Sammy Mitchell of Seneca, IL.; four daughters, Kristina Mitchell of Galesburg, IL, Samara Mitchell of Aurora, MO., Ebony Mitchell of Paris, CA. and Destiny Mitchell of Aurora, MO.; two brothers, Steve Grosso of Morris, IL and Alan Mitchell of Seneca, IL.; and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Kathy Brooks.

​Funeral services will be held Monday, September 26 at 11:00 a.m. in the Aurora United Methodist Church under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel.

​Visitation will be held Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time in the church.