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Linn County News

Published Nov. 28, 2018

Lloyd Gene Mitchell, age 93, Blue Mound, Kan., passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 at his home. He was born on July 4, 1925, at Blue Mound, the son of Robert and Effie Cassida Mitchell.

Upon graduation from Blue Mound High School, he entered the United States Army. He served in the Asian & Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant and a recipient of a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Victory Medal.

 He was married to Betty Northway on June 7, 1947. She preceded him in death on March 9, 2017.

Lloyd was a lifelong farmer in the Blue Mound area. He farmed many acres of land and ran hog and cattle operations until into his late eighties. He was a member of the Blue Mound United Methodist Church.

To Lloyd and Betty’s union are three surviving children: Donna McCormick and husband Larry, Bruce Mitchell, and Jodi Johnson and husband Phil; 11 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and a sister, Margaret Ellen Rogers. He was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother Floyd; and a great grandson, Jacob Steele. 

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, at the Blue Mound United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to the Church. Online condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. 

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