Edith was born in Cadet, Missouri the daughter of the late Alfred and Marcella (nee Torrence) Portell. Dear wife of Jack Mitchell; dear mother of Thomas (Lori) Kneip, Roger (Deb) Kneip, Jeff (Pam) Bailey, Randy (Donna) Mitchell, and Pam (Rich) Bartoloni. Dear sister of Monica (Walter) Reando and Theresa (Don) Bourbon. Dear grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Edith is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Andrew, Floyd, Bernard, Eugene, Nelson Portell and sisters Dorothy Portell and Daphnia Skaggs.
Edith was a retired nurses aid at St. Anthony's Medical Center. She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of Amvets Post 48 in DeSoto, MO.