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Lloyd Mitchell

July 4, 1925 — November 23, 2018

Lloyd Gene Mitchell, age 93, Blue Mound, Kansas passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 at his home. He was born on July 4, 1925 at Blue Mound the son of Robert and Effie Cassida Mitchell. Upon graduation from Blue Mound High School, he entered the United States Army. He fought in the Pacific Theatre during World War II on the Philippine Islands. After the bombing of Hiroshima, he was part of the occupation of Japan. He was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant and a recipient of a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Victory Medal. While in the Army, Betty Northway, his future wife, wrote to him. They began dating when he returned from war. They married on June 7, 1947. Betty preceded him in death on March 9, 2017. Lloyd was a lifelong farmer in the Blue Mound area. He farmed many acres of land and ran hog and cattle operations until into his late eighties. He was featured in hog magazines and won many soil conservation awards including Kansas Banker Award. He was a member of the Blue Mound United Methodist Church. To Lloyd and Betty''s union are three surviving children: Donna McCormick and husband Larry, Bruce Mitchell and Jodi Johnson and husband Phil, eleven grandchildren: Kamie Mitchell, Joshua Mitchell, Gayla West and Les, Nicholas Johnson and Amanda, Jeffrey Johnson and Jade, Michael Johnson and Peggy, Julie Steele, David Johnson, Douglas McCormick, Mike McCormick and Matthew McCormick, and twenty-seven great grandchildren: Leighton, Reid, Joci, Jayton, Michaela, Samantha, Chris, Katrina, Eli, Krista, Logan, Max, Alex, Bria, Paisley, Richard, Dylan, Shayla, Blaine, David, Nathan, Molly, Morgan, Tristan, Tessa, Taylor and Zoey, one great great granddaughter, Renlee, and a sister, Margaret Ellen Rogers. He was preceded in death by his parents, twin brother, Floyd and a great grandson, Jacob Steele.

Funeral service will be 11 am Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at the Blue Mound United Methodist Church. Burial in the Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Tuesday at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Contributions are suggested to the Church. Online condolences can be left at

Visitation Details

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel

Service Information

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 11:00am, Blue Mound United Methodist Church

Interment Details

Oakwood Cemetery

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