Johnny Mitchell


Johnny Mitchell, 81, of Martinsburg, passed away at 1:34 a.m., on Monday, June 24, 2024, at Pin Oaks Living Center in Mexico (Audrain County).

A visitation will be held from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. on Friday June 28, 2024, at Myers Funeral Home in Wellsville. Private burial will be held in Liberty Cemetery near Shamrock.

Johnny was born August 16, 1942, in Martinsburg. He was the son of Walter William and Lois Athaleen (Mitchell) Mitchell. On June 7, 1996, in Wellsville, he married Georgia Dahn, who survives.

Johnny was a graduate of Community R-VI. He farmed for most of his life in Martinsburg. The only time away from the farm was when he served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He enjoyed playing cards and driving to town for coffee and visiting. He also loved working in the yard and tinkering with his lawn mowers. He was a member of Martinsburg Community Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one brother, Robert Dean Mitchell (Margie) of Oronogo (Jasper County); one sister-in-law, Betty Mitchell of Thornton, Colo.; nieces and nephews, Vicki (Mike) Masters of North Glenn, Colo., Bill (Leeann) Mitchell of Aurora, Colo., Steve (Roxanne) Mitchell of Parker, Colo., Valerie (Eric) Bader of Columbia, Cheryl Mitchell of Houston, Texas, Dan (Donna) Mitchell of Oronogo; and several great-nieces and nephews and cousins including Donnie (Nan) Kelsick of Buford, Ga., and Paula Gruber (Jim Stumbaugh) of Montgomery City; one step-daughter, Tammy Purvis, and the ones who called him grandpa, April Steffen (J.J.) and Meya and Zeevia Steffen, all of Martinsburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, William Wayne Mitchell; a cousin that he was very close to, Richard Kelsick; and an aunt and uncle who raised him after his parents passed away, Glen and Pauline “Pean” Dryden.

Memorials may be given to the Liberty Cemetery or the Martinsburg Community Church. They may be sent in care of Myers Funeral Home, 203 E. Bates Street, Wellsville, MO 63384.

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