Born July 19, 1929 in Chicago, IL The world lost a beautiful woman today with the peaceful passing of Joan B. Mitchell. Joan is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years Don Mitchell, children Donald B. (Elena) Mitchell, Julie (Rick) Asmus. Granddaughter Emily (Brian) Mericle, grandson Richard Asmus, great-grandson Mason Patrick Mericle and niece BJ (Lou) D’Agnolo. Joan was happiest when she was surrounded by her family. Joan touched many hearts in her lifetime and will be missed by all who knew her, especially her loving family. Visitation will be 10-11am, with a Scripture Service at 11am, Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.