RICHARD DeWAYNE "DICK" MITCHELL, 91
Richard DeWayne “Dick” Mitchell, 91, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020 at his home in Ellsworth. He was born March 23, 1928 in Fairbury, NE to Harold and Alma (Ellington) Mitchell.
Dick was a longtime resident of Ellsworth and telegraph operator for the Union Pacific Railroad. He served his county in the U.S. Navy during WW2 and was a member of the Ellsworth American Legion Post 174, Ellsworth Masonic Lodge 146, and Eastern Star. He married Twila Peterman on November 8, 1952 in Ellsworth.
Dick is survived by his wife, Twila of Ellsworth and daughter, Lori Mitchell of Augusta. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Allan Louis; brothers, Norman and Harold Eugene; and half-sisters, Avola Ahrens and Roberta Miller.
Visitation: 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church, Ellsworth.
Funeral Service: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church with burial following in Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ellsworth American Legion Post 174 or the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, c/o, Parsons Funeral Home, Box 45, Ellsworth, KS 67439.
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