FRENCH LICK – Berenice E. Withers, 102, formerly of Mitchell, passed away at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at Medco Health & Rehabilitation Center in French Lick.
Born December 13, 1911, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Emerson and Ethel (Duggin) Elliott. She married Noah Lee Withers and he preceded her in death in 1974.
Berenice was a seamstress and had been employed at Dr. James Oswalt’s office and at Caudell’s Variety Store. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1929, and was a member of Springs Valley United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.
Surviving: son, Robert L. (Sharon) Withers, French Lick
17 great grandchildren
7 great great grandchildren
sister, Cordellia Hall, Satellite, Florida
half sister, Emily Walker, Kentucky
Her parents; husband; daughter, Mary Beth Noe; and brothers, John T. Elliott, Kenneth Elliott, and Ernest Elliott, preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 20, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Linda Watson officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.
Friends may call from noon until the service on Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial Gifts: Springs Valley United Methodist Church or Jacob Finger United Methodist Church