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December 07th, 2021

earl mitchellEarl Dean Mitchell, 83, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal.

He was born Dec. 1, 1937 to Richey Brown Mitchell and Elsie May (Kilgore) Mitchell.

He married Evelyn Joan McEntire March 14, 1964. She preceded him in death Nov. 8, 2018. 

He was proud to have been in the US Navy, where he was the ship’s barber. 

He worked for Liberal Iron and Metal and later opened and operated Mitchell’s Garden Center for 35 years.

Survivors include son, David Mitchell, Liberal; daughter, Judy Gill, Amarillo, Texas; three grandchildren: Melody Hunter, Tryston Ellis, and Dylan Ellis; and great grandchildren, Thomas Douglas and Wyatt Gage. 

He was also preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Jamie Lou Mitchell; four brothers: Lloyd, Clyde, Robert “Bob” and Raymon, and three sisters: Louise, Mildred and Inis.

• Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 at Hornung Family Funeral Home in Liberal with Pastor Randy Mitchell and Pastor Eddie Scoggins presiding. 

Burial will follow at Restlawn Cemetery. 

Friends may call from from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 at Hornung Family Funeral Home, with the family present from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the Parkinson’s Foundation in care of Hornung Family Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2nd Street, Liberal, KS 67901.

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