Linda Mitchell 1951-2021

Linda Mitchell 1951-2021

Linda Sue Mitchell, 69, of Circleville, passed away Monday, April 5, 2021, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. 

She was born Sept. 4, 1951, in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., the daughter of William and Virginia (Chesnut) Bryant. She attended Wakeeney until fourth grade and later graduated from Holton High School in 1969.

Linda was a newspaper clippings mailer for Luce Press Clipping for 25 years and had also worked at NEK-CAP for five years.

She was a member of Circleville United Methodist Church.

On May 16, 1970, she married David L. Mitchell at the old First United Methodist Church in Holton.

Linda is survived by her husband, David Mitchell, of the home; her daughters, Julie Klahr (David) of Holton and Deana Austria (Erwin) of Helena, Mont.; her son, Ryan Mitchell (Denise) of Lenexa; her brother, Robert Bryant (Rebecca) of Topeka; and seven grandchildren, Chelsea, Brooklyn and Tymber Klahr and Malachi, Noah, Trinity and Madeleine Austria.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother, William Terrill Bryant, in 1948; and her brother, Teddy Lynn Bryant in 1997.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 8 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. The family requests that all attendees wear a mask and practice social distancing. Burial will be held at a later date in Circleville Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Audubon of Kansas (Wildlife Conservation), sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, visit


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109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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