GIBSON CITY — Paula Jean Mitchell Spangler, 73, of Gibson City, formerly of Mansfield, Ohio, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, at Gibson Area Hospital Annex.
Her visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, and from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Snyder Funeral Home in Mansfield, Ohio. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Snyder Funeral Home. Burial will be at Mansfield Cemetery.
She was born April 13, 1942, in Mansfield, Ohio, a daughter of Paul and Leona Frank Mitchell. She graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1960. She attended both The Ohio State University and Wittenberg University, where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority. She married James Spangler on June 27, 1964. She taught school in Mansfield, Denver and Aurora.
Surviving are her husband, James Frederick, Gibson City; two sons, Mark (Ann) Spangler, Gibson City, and Todd (Kelly) Spangler, Atlanta, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Emily, Katherine, Kendall, Shannon, Karson, Keaton and Colton; two brothers, James Mitchell, Toledo, Ohio, and John (Mart) Mitchell, Webster Groves, Mo. Also surviving are her nieces and nephews, Dr. Kelly Mitchell, Traci Mitchell Mills, Clifford Mitchell, Kelsey Mitchell, Holly Kendrick, Beth Gregory and Krisey Dobies. She was blessed with an extended family of cousins and friends including MaryAnn Price Andreas, who she thought of as a sister.
Paula was an active member of First American Lutheran Church and served on the Board of Shepherd’s Closet in Gibson City. She was a member and served as president of the Mansfield chapter of PEO. She volunteered at Kingwood Center. She always had love of flowers which showed in her beautiful gardens at her homes. Memorials may be made to the Shepherd’s Closet in Gibson City.