Funeral services for Irving A. “Mitch” Mitchell, 69, Lawrence, KS, will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2012 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, KS. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. He died on Friday, May 11, 2012 at his home.
Irving was born on September 21, 1942 in Linwood, KS, the son of Wade Wilford and Edith R. (Huntley) Mitchell.
He was a self-employed landscaper in Lawrence. He owned and operated Mitchell’s Yard Remodeling for 20 Years. He also was a professional driver for Airco. Mitch was a member of the Alford-Clarke Post #852, VFW, Lawrence, KS.
Survivors include one son, Andrew Mitchell, Lawrence; daughter, Angela Gardenhire and husband, Stan, Henderson, Nevada; brother, R. Dean Mitchell, Tonganoxie; KS; sister, Velva Baker, Slidell, LA and three grandchildren, Tyler, Brandon, Keira. He was preceded in death by one brother, Wade Wilford Mitchell, Jr. and one sister, Yenita Jenkins.
The family will greet friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17th at the Mortuary.
The family suggests memorials in his name to the Wounded Warriors and may be sent in care of the mortuary.