Chester William ‘Bill’ Mitchell Jr.

Graveside services for Chester William ‘Bill’ Mitchell Jr., 74, Republic, Mo., formerly from Lawrence, will be at 2 pm Saturday at Overbrook Cemetery, with the Rev. Heather Coates officiating. Bill died Saturday, March 30, 2019, at his home, surrounded by family.

He was born Aug. 21, 1944, in Lawrence, the son of Chester William Sr. and Cora Bernice Godfrey Mitchell. He attended schools in Lawrence, and worked as a dairy farmer, a crop farmer for the Pine and Wulfkuhle families, and a truck driver for Duane Shuck. In his spare time, he enjoyed 4-H activities with his kids, working on cars and tractors, and spending time with family. He was a member of the Methodist church.

Bill married Angela F. Elliott on Sept. 14, 1968, in Lawrence. She survives of the home. Other survivors include seven children, Kenneth Mitchell and wife Lynn, Ottawa, Jennifer Mitchell, Republic, Mo., Jeff Mitchell and wife Susan, Oskaloosa, Aime Mitchell, Topeka, Russell Mitchell and wife Ora, Overbrook, Justyna Mitchell, Republic, and Ashton Mitchell, Republic; three siblings, Allen Mitchell and wife Marilyn, Overbrook, Barbara Davis, Salina, and Delores Statler, Lawrence; fifteen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and two siblings, Jeanette Mitchell and Pearl Halderman.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 pm. Memorial contributions are suggested to Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home for funeral expenses, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com

Messages & Condolences

From CharleneCowan...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family for your loss my friend.

From Peggy Wiyrick...

So sorry for your loss. May God lay His Healing hands on you and your family. May He grant you peace in your time of need. Love you Angela.

From Craig Byers...

The Harvey family extends our condolences and prayers to the family.

From Matt and Paula Wilson...

Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Such a nice man!Hope you all are doing OK.

From Denise Harris and family...

Angela and Family, am so sorry for your loss. God only takes the best. he will be watching over you all… God Bless you all

From Venecia Poirot...

May God wrap you in his love and comfort and grant you peace during this time of loss. Much love and prayers.

From Michelle King...

I’m truly sorry for your family’s loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers May you find peace and comfort during this time.

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