She was born Feb. 5, 1916, in Greene County, to Edward E. and Ethel (Hancock) Hines.
Josephine was a homemaker and was a secretary with her husband in the Mitten Insurance Agency and Home Appliance Store in Worthington. She was a member of Folsom Memorial United Methodist Church in Worthington, and after moving to Clay City she attended Faith Southern Baptist Church in Clay City.
She is survived by one son, Randall G. (Linda) Mitten, Clay City; daughter-in-law, Diane Mitten, Cape Coral, Fla., four grandchildren, Darla (Dan) Mitten-Hire, Clayton, Ind., Bryan (Cindy) Mitten, Brazil, Kimberly (Mitchell) Hyatt, Brazil, and Traci (Forrest) Skelton, Clay City; eight great grandchildren, Danny, Travis and Evan Mitten, Damon, Dylan and Jinna Hyatt, and Brock and Madelyn Skelton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Benjamin B. Mitten on July 12, 1993; a son, Philip E. Mitten, and a great grandson, Devin J. Hyatt.
Funeral service will be at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home, Worthington at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 with the Rev. David Clapp.
Friends may call at Welch & Cornett after 11 a.m. on Monday until the time of service.
Burial will be in Worthington Cemetery.
Online condolences for the family can be made at welchcornett.com .