Mitsuko (Mitzie) Chitwood, 81, of Winfield, passed away December 8, 2013, at Rockcastle Hospital in Mount Vernon, Kentucky.

Born in Nagasaki, Japan, June 22, 1932, she was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Norman Chitwood, and grandson, Benjamin Lee Hamby.

She was a born again Christian and a member of West Robbins Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Hamby and husband, Kares, of Winfield; two sisters and five brothers in Japan, and many other relatives.

Funeral service was conducted December 10, in the chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with Bro. Rocky Hamby and Bro. Robert Freels officiating. Music was provided by the Shoemaker Family. Graveside service was to have been conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 11, at Jonathan Chitwood Cemetery.

Jones & Son Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.