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Our History... Founded in 1853 by Frank Staffan, the funeral home business has been passed down from father to son for several generations. The Mitchell family moved to Chelsea in 1981.  John Sr. and Gloria Mitchell bought the Staffan Funeral Home from George and Kathryn Staffan, ending a four-generation Staffan legacy.
About Green Burial Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home continues to be leaders in the industry. We are proud to offer biodegradable caskets, burial shrouds, environmentally friendly embalming fluid, and burial wash.
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In 2001 the Mitchell family moved the funeral home from the downtown district to its current location at 901 N. Main St. As one of the newest funeral homes built in Washtenaw County, the 8,000 square-foot barrier-free building is spacious and open. It radiates a warm, home-like atmosphere.

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Funeral Service in Stockbridge is provided by the Mitchell Family.  John and Gloria, and  son Johnny and his wife Cindy purchased the business from the Caskey family in August of 1995. In 2004 Mike Mitchell joined the business and now the brothers run the operation together.  Since 1995 the Mitchell family has been fortunate to carry on the tradition of care that had been set by the Milner and Caskey Families.

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Irma M. Smith

Irma M. Smith, age 88, of Leslie, MI, passed away on April 15, 2019 at her home. She was born on April 18, 1930 in Stockbridge, MI the daughter of Ross and Margaret (Steele) Norton. Irma had lived in Leslie for the past 46 years, moving from Stockbridge. She enjoyed puzzle books, reading, and  writing.

She is survived by her children, Jake (Cathy) Stone of Bellevue, Mitchell (Tina) Stone of Sherwood, and  Mark (Vanna) Stone, of Jackson; daughters-in-law, Maria Stone, and Kathy Bailey; one brother-in-law, Clarence Marshall of Leslie, best friend, Jerry Neu of Leslie; many grandchildren, including one she raised, Debbie Carr-Jackson of Leslie,  numerous great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Stone, and second husband, Billy Joe Smith, also sisters Patty Case, Margaret Marshall, Annabell Wheeler, Emma Butler, Childern Elwood Stone, Magaline Stone, Janet Kay Stone, Roland Stone, Rocky L. Stone, and Bob Stone Jr.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Caskey-Mitchell Funeral Home, Stockbridge with Pastor Jeff Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to the family in lieu of flowers.


0 #1 Shelly 2019-04-19 02:09
Just would like to say sorry to all her children, I know she loved them all dearly. She was my great aunt and I will truly miss her. They don’t make woman like her anymore. Thanks for all the good times and being one of my biggest supporters aunt Irma. Love you till we meet again.

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