The funeral for Sharon L. Mitchell, 64, Lawrence, KS will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, KS. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Ms. Mitchell died Friday, July 22, 2011 at her home.
She was born on June 9, 1947 in Warrensburg, MO, the daughter of Milton C. & Corine Grant Brown. She was a 1966 graduate of Lawrence High School.
Mrs. Mitchell was a retired kitchen manager at Kennedy Elementary School in Lawrence, KS. She retired from USD 497 in 2009.
She was married to Donald A. Mitchell on December 6, 1969 in Lawrence, KS. He preceded her in death on December 2, 2005.
Survivors include five daughters: Maria Jackson, of San Diego, CA, Amanda Mitchell, of San Diego, CA, Rebecca Mitchell, of Lawrence, KS, Y’Sondra Dixon, of Topeka, KS, T’Nita Faataolia, of San Diego, CA, a son, Donald Mitchell, of Defiance, OH, nineteen grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
The family will greet friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
The family suggests memorials in her name to the American Diabetes Association and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
We are so sorry about the loss of your mom. She was a good neighbor and whenever we saw her she was always full of fun. We will miss having her next door. Our sincere condolences.
On behalf of all Sharon’s LHS classmates, I extend our sincerest condolences to the members of her family.
We remember Sharon fondly, and will keep you all in our prayers.
Members of the Lawrence High School Class of 1966
Our thoughts and prayers are with Sharon’s family. She was a dear friend and classmate.
On behalf of myself and Sheryl Cherry, we extend to the entire family our warmest condlences and sincerest prayers. Your mom was a lovely and kind woman. May God forever keep you. Love Doris Lewis, Raytown, MO.
Sharon was one of the best friends I had. We grew up together and remained friends.
She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed. God be with you in your time of sorrow.