Loren Mitchell 1947-2015
Loren Dale Mitchell, 67, of Holton, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at his home with family by his side, after a 17-year battle with cancer.
He was born August 6, 1947 in Centralia, the son of Glen and Esther (Taylor) Mitchell.
Loren graduated from Circleville High School in 1965. He worked for Goodyear Rubber and Tire Company for 35 years, retiring in 2000.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Holton, Circleville Masonic Lodge, Holton Country Club and United Steel Workers Local 307.
Loren leaves and will be dearly missed by his wife of 49 years, Beth (Jackman) Mitchell.
He is also survived by his daughter, Loralie Koca (Randy) of Shawnee; his son, Eric Mitchell (Karen) of Platte City, Mo.; five grandchildren, Madison, Mitchell and Morgan Koca and Jordan and Justin Mitchell; two brothers, Lloyd Mitchell of Meriden and David Mitchell (Linda) of Circleville; two sisters-in-law, Sandy Gilbert of Holton and Sue Jackman of Sabetha; and two brothers-in-law, Russell Stauffer of Sabetha and Gary Jackman of Topeka.
He was preceded in death by his youngest daughter, Amy, son-in-law, Dylan, and two granddaughters, Chase and Ansley, all killed in an airplane accident on Good Friday in 2011. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Esther Mitchell; a brother, Norman Mitchell; sisters-in-law, Jackie Mitchell and Louise Stauffer; a brother-in-law, Raymond Jackman; and his in-laws, Clarence and Minnie Jackman.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 30 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will follow in Circleville Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church or Jackson County Friends of Hospice, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.
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