Donald Mitchell

Donald Duncan Mitchell

Sunday, November 16th, 1930 - Sunday, December 29th, 2019
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Donald Duncan Mitchell was born November 16, 1930 to A. G. “Rome” Mitchell and Ethel Duncan Mitchell. He died December 29, 2019 at 89 years. Until a few months ago he had lived his entire life on the farm homesteaded by his great grandfather near Aldrich, MO. Donald was a lifelong farmer. For 19 years he supplemented the farm income by driving for Dealers Transport in Liberty, MO. He received several recognitions for millions of miles driven without accident. One year he received a 20 gauge Remington shot gun as a safety award.
Donald was compassionate and generously served his community. He served on the MFA Board, the University Extension Center Council, the Polk County Republican Committee, the Marion C Early School Board, the Morrisville Volunteer Fire Department and as long as he was able, donated blood to the American Red Cross. He served 45 years on the Morrisville Lions Club.
In 1961 he was baptized and joined the Aldrich United Methodist Church and served faithfully in many capacities. Donald loved the church and loved the people with whom he served.
He was united in marriage to Wilma Jean Moore in a double wedding ceremony with the late Roy Cornell and Marjorie Cornell on January 15, 1949 at the home of the late Don Foster. They celebrated 70 years together. Wilma survives him. To this union five children were born. Jeanne (Rick) Thompson, Carthage; Donald Wayne (Pam McGill) Mitchell, Aldrich; Linda (David) Punch, Joplin; Steven (Donna) Mitchell, Bolivar; Kathy Shipley, Willard. He is survived by 19 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, 10 great, great grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister Susan Cleora Rowan of Liberty, MO and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers John and Norwood and his sisters Margret, Louise, and Martha.
Visitation will be at Pitts Chapel from 5 to 7 PM on Thursday, January 2. Funeral service will be officiated by his grandson, Kevin Punch, on Friday, January 3 at 10 AM at Pitts Chapel in Bolivar, MO with interment at Mitchell Campground Cemetery.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Pitts Chapel
    316 E. Broadway St.
    Bolivar, Missouri 65613
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  • Service

    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 | 10:00am
    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 10:00am
    Pitts Chapel
    316 E. Broadway St.
    Bolivar, Missouri 65613
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  • Interment

    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 |
    Friday, January 3rd, 2020
    Mitchell Campground Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Bolivar, MO
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Posted at 08:56am
A great guy and I remember him as a driver. Very nice guy and was very proud of his family. So king my friend, the Lord always needs farmers and drivers for when the wings are in the repair shop.

Frank-Gwen Mike-Carolyn Mel-Carol Dennis-Vera

Posted at 09:48pm
Dave & Linda
From your State Farm traveling buddies with heartfelt sympathy and prayers.
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Jim Cossins Posted at 07:29pm

God bless Wilma and the rest of the family. Jim Cossins

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