Gladyne Marie Mitchell

Gladyne Marie Mitchell
January 31, 1942 – October 1, 2018

Gladyne Marie Mitchell, 76 of College Station, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 1, 2018 in her home. A graveside service will be held honoring her life at 11am Saturday October 6, 2018 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery between New Baden and Franklin TX. The service is in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers of Bryan/College Station, TX.

Gladyne was born January 31, 1942 in New Baden, TX in Robertson County. She and her brother Floyd were the pride and joy of their parents Ben F. (Ted) And Hilda Merryman. Gladyne attended primary and secondary schools in Robertson County. She graduated class of 1960 from Stephen F. Austin High School in Bryan, TX, then attended McKinzie-Baldwin business school. Upon graduation from McKinzie-Baldwin, she took a full time position as an accountant at General Motors Acceptance Corporation. After serving several years as an accountant, she was promoted to Accounting Manager.

The love of her life James H. Mitchell became her husband on June 28, 1980 and celebrated 38 years of marriage. Shortly after their marriage, she retired in 1985. After her retirement, Gladyne focused on her hobbies of gardening, cooking, and traveling with her husband. Her favorite destinations included Hawaii, Alaska, and annual trips to Branson, MO. Gladyne also enjoyed being grandmother to her 3 grandchildren James, Amy and John Austin. She enjoyed playing board games, cooking her famous fudge, and taking her grandkids to participate in Vacation Bible School at A&M United Methodist Church.

Her Christian faith was very important to her. She grew up in the Baptist church, and joined the Methodist Church after marrying Jim. Gladyne was an active member of A&M United Methodist Church in College Station. She would often assist in the church office, helping each week with administrative activities and volunteered with the local food bank through the church.

Gladyne is preceded in death by her parents Ben F. (Ted) and Hilda Merryman, and her stepson, Tracy Mitchell.

Survivors from her family include her husband Jim Mitchell, her brother and sister-in-law Floyd and Sylvia Merryman, her stepdaughter Dee Anna Grusendorf, her stepdaughter and husband Tina and Glen Austin, and her grandchildren James, Amy, and John Austin. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews of the Merryman and Ellison families.

Serving as Pallbearers for Gladyne are Glen Austin, James Austin, John Austin, and Jevon Hamilton.

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  1. I was so sadden to hear of Gladyne’s passing. Due to our age difference, I always thought of her as an aunt instead of my cousin. She was always so kind to me. Always calm and I never heard harsh words from her. While my daughter Laura Jean was attending A&M, she was blessed to go to several luncheons with my mom (Frankie Jean Ellison) and Gladyne; as well as Aunt Virginia and several other cousins. Those will be memories she will always have. My prayers are with the family. She is with daddy (her Uncle, AJ Ellison) now and all the other Ellisons and Merrymans that have passed on to be with the Lord.

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