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Mitchell, Cecil Daniel


Posted By: Ken Baker (email)
Date: 10/22/2023 at 16:49:57

Jefferson Herald, Jefferson, Iowa March 1986


Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 4, from First United Methodist Church in Jefferson for C. D. (Doc) Mitchell, 82, longtime educator and former Greene County superintendent of schools.

The Rev Donald Frank, the Rev. Robert Bell and the Rev. Karin Peterson officiated. Helen Lehman was vocal soloist, with Sheryl Sloan as accompanist and organ soloist.

Casket bears were David Harris, Haven Frantz, Jr., Kent Mitchell, Dick Orris, Arlon Yepsen, Dell Bauer and Bruce Mitchell. Interment was in Jefferson Cemetery.

Mason services were held Monday evening, March 3 at Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home in Jefferson, conducted by Charles Jackson of Panora.

Slininger-Rossow Funeral Homes of Jefferson and Grand Junction was in charge of services.

Cecil Dennis Mitchell, son of William and Angie Maxwell Mitchell was born March 7, 1903, on a farm near Weldon in Clarke County. He attended public school and graduated from Weldon High School. He furthered his education at Simpson College in Indianola and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Later he attended Iowa State College and the University of Iowa for graduate study. "Doc" as he was known to his many friends, graduated from Columbia University in New York City with a master of arts degree.

Forty-four years of his life were spent in the teaching profession and in school administration at Weldon, Rome, Auburn, Deloit, Silver City, Grand Junction, Onawa, Dawson, Wall Lake and Westfield, all in Iowa. He taught one year at Kuemper High School in Carroll before becoming superintendent of schools in Greene County.

Mr. Mitchell was a member and served as a lay minister of First United Methodist Church in Jefferson. He was a past master of Morning Star Lodge No. 159 A.F. and A.M. in Jefferson. He belonged to the Des Moines Consistory, Scottish Rite (32 degree) Mason and the Za-Ga-Zip Shrine.

"Doc" was a member of the speakers bureau and public schools committee of the Grand Lodge of Iowa. He had been past patron of Evening Star Chapter No. 107 of the Order of Eastern Star in Jefferson.

Mr. Mitchell had served as president of the Jefferson Rotary Club, and at the time of his death he was a member of the Perry Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow.

C. D. died Feb. 28 in Oklahoma City, Ok. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wives, Beulah Mae in 1974 and Ida May in 1975, a brother Glen, and two sisters, Beulah and Olive.

He is survived by his wife Beulah of Perry, three sons, Charles Robert of Naples, Fl., Richard Dean of McAllen, Tx., and James Eugene of Hollis, N. H., eight grandchildren, two brothers, Kenneth R. Mitchell of Leon and Clement C. Mitchell of Nampa, ID., two sisters, Muriel Jenkins of Morrill, NE., and Maxine (Mrs. Leroy) Bremer of Weldon, and several nieces and nephews.


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