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.
My love for Mitch will never die. Over the years; Mitch and I started, and completed many landscape jobs together. Andrew, his son, mowed for my lawn company one summer. Mitch always showed up at my house in late June/July to gather up a bag of home grown jalapenos from my garden. We always had a great time and I will miss him as much as I miss my mother and father. I went to see him at the VA when he had his heart surgery and worried about him ever since. I loved it when pulled up in my drive in his BMW full of fishing poles and looking for peppers. A VERY GOOD, KIND, GENTLE MAN.One of very few. Rest in peace my friend, I hope to see you in heaven!
Condolences from the American Legion Post 14, Lawrence
Angela & Andy
I was sorry to see that your Dad had passed away. He was my brother in law for many years. I saw him not too long ago and got to visit with him. He talked about you both. You’re in my prayers.
Please accept my sympathy to the loving Family and dear Friends of Irving “Mitch”. He was a very good man with his love of the green grass and his deep love of family. May the following give you much comfort and hope. Rev21:4-5
“AND HE WILL WIPE OUT EVERY TEAR FROM THEIR EEYES AND DEATH WILL BE NO MORE”
Andy, Angie, Dean and the rest of the family. We are very fortunate to have known Mitch for the last few years. He will not be forgotten. Our thoughts are with you.