Karol Burklow Mitchell, 65, of Paducah died at 7:26 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Lourdes Hospital.
Mrs. Mitchell was born June 15, 1947 in Granite City, Illinois to the late Roy Waldo Burklow and Elizabeth Lucille Parks Burklow.
She was a former technical editor of ORNL Research Laboratory of Oak Ridge, Tenn. She was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Thomas W. Mitchell; one sister, Jody Mestepey and husband James H. of Rowlette, Texas and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to ther parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Elaine Burklow Keeton.
Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2012 at Hughes Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Jerry Parr officiating. Burial will follow at Temple Hill Cemetery in Temple Hill, Illinois. Serving as pallbearers will be James Mitchell, William Mitchell, Robbie Felker, Craig Felker, Ronnie Stallings and Christopher Stallings.
Friends may call after 1:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Arthritis Foundation, 2908 Brownsboro Rd, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40206-3506 or Temple Hill Cemetery Association, c/o Vicki Watson, 3780 Magruder Rd., Kevil, KY 42053.