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Raymond Buzby Mitchell

MITCHELL, KNOWLES, OVIATT, WOOD, TRYON, DORMAN, BRANSCOMBE, RAUCH

Posted By: Robert Mitchell (email)
Date: 10/7/2008 at 22:37:43

Raymond Buzby Mitchell.91,formerly of 210 Linn Street,Boone,Iowa, Passed away at the Evangelical Free Church Home in Boone,Iowa on Wednesday evening,March 25, 1998 due to congestive heart failure. He had recently moved to the Evangelical Free Church Home earlier this month.

He was born on July 20, 1906 in McAlester,Oklahoma the son of James and Grace (Buzby) Mitchell.

On February 15, 1943 he married Mae Knowles at Omaha,Nebraska.

As a young man,Ray worked in a grocery store and bakery. He was a conductor for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad for 44 years before retiring. He and his brother owned and operated the Grarock Company in Boone for a number of years. During his Leisure time,he enjoyed gardening and the outdoors.

He was Preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother, and 1 sister.

Survivors include his wife Mae of Boone,Iowa, 1 son and a daughter-in-law, David and Jan Mitchell of Boone,Iowa, 1 daughter, Lois Davis of Boone,Iowa 1 grandson, Andrew Mitchell of Boone, Iowa 1 granddaughter, Melissa Oviatt and her husband Shawn of Boone,Iowa. Cousins, Mrs. John Rauch of Tulsa,Oklahoma and Mrs. Melvin Wood of Corvallis, Oregon, 2 sister-in-laws, Mariam Mitchell of Boone,Iowa, Dorothy Branscombe of Glendale,Arizona, 3 nieces, Mrs. Richard Tryon of Omaha,Nebraska, Mrs.Linda Dorman of Phoenix, Arizona, Mrs. Jim Dyck of Kansas, 4 Nephews, Robert Mitchell of Stafford,Texas, Robert Knowles of Harker Heights, Texas, Don Knowles of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, and Ken Knowles of Des Moines, Iowa.

Services will be held on Saturday afternoon, March 28th, at 1:30 P.M.. at Stark-Welin Chapel in Boone with Jack Martz officiating.

Following the funeral service, the body will be cremated with interment to be held at a later date in Boone Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Boone,Iowa.

Stark-Welin Funeral Directors in Boone is in charge of arrangements.


 

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