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West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242



      Helen Bernice (Cunningham) Mitchell was born May 2,1947, in Corning, Arkansas to Edward and Lavada (Parks) Cunningham. Helen passed peacefully at her home August 21,2022. She had twelve brothers and sisters.

       In 1964, she married Joe Mitchell and had three children. Over the years Helen worked alongside her husband providing for her family. After the passing of her husband, she became an avid sewer, and she loved sharing her hobby with her grandkids and great grandkids by teaching them the art of embroidery.

        Helen is survived by four siblings: Jimmy Rhinehardt, Chipper Cunningham, Alford Cunningham, and Carnie Bolin. Two children and their spouses: James Mitchell and wife Kim of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; Eddie Mitchell and wife Christy of Thayer, Missouri. Six Grandkids: Mason Mitchell, Coty Mitchell, Adrian Mitchell, Eric Butler, Dagean Butler and Mckienzie Infranca. Eleven Great Grandkids: Brayden and Zander Infranca, Keyden Boddie, Caysen Butler, Gage Mitchell, along with Melanie Welch, Noah Welch, Makayla Jones, Maddox Taylor, Bryce Kent, and Wyatt Mitchell who she took under her wing and treated as her own. Several nieces, nephews, and friends all by whom she will be missed dearly.

        She is proceeded in death by her parents, eight of her siblings, her husband, and her daughter Sue Ann Mitchell.

Graveside services for Helen Bernice Mitchell, age 75, of Thayer, Missouri, will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Thayer Cemetery, Thayer, Missouri. Services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer Missouri.



  1. Dustin W Mahan
    August 23, 2022 @ 9:47 pm

    Dagean Butler, Coty and Mitchell families, I’m sorry for the loss of your grandmother.

  2. Elizabeth
    August 25, 2022 @ 7:23 am

    I’m sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Helen was a special lady and was loved by all that new her.

  3. Donna Allen
    August 26, 2022 @ 9:12 am

    So sorry for your loss. She was always so kind when I delivered her medicine to her. Prayers to each of you during this time of sadness.

  4. James & Linda Morgan
    September 1, 2022 @ 8:49 pm

    Eddie I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Our thought go out to you and your Family.