July 11, 1947 - February 8, 2021
Standiferd Eugene “Stan” Mitchell of Eureka, died on Monday, February 8, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital, in Kansas City, Missouri, at the age of 73. He was born on July 11, 1947, in Eureka, the son of Merle Standiferd and Eda Fern (Matlock) Mitchell. He was raised in Greenwood County graduating from Eureka High School with the Class of 1965. He later attended Kansas State Teacher’s College in Emporia. On August 21, 1966, Stan was united in marriage to Linda Lee Henderson in Eureka. Stan was drafted into the United States Army where he served with honor and dignity in Vietnam. Upon his discharge, they made their home in Greenwood County. To this union, two children were born. Stan was a teacher and principal at Tonovay and later was principal at Mulberry Elementary in Eureka. He retired in 2001, after 33 years. He then went on to become an administrator in Madison schools, retiring in 2012. Linda preceded him in death in 2019. He was a member of the Christian & Congregational Church of Eureka, the Kansas Association of Elementary School Principals, the United School Administrators, the Lion’s Club, the Greenwood County Cattlemen’s Association, and the Spring Creek Township Board. He is survived by his children, Christopher and wife, Melissa Mitchell of Amarillo, Texas; Aimee and husband, Lyndel Landgren of Emporia, Kansas; two grandchildren, Addison and Garin; two step-grandchildren, Marissa and Christopher; six great-grandchildren; Celena, Xavier, Andrew, Emery, Mason, and Bryson; and brother, Douglas Harold Mitchell of Hamilton, Kansas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, February 12, 2021, at Koup Family Funeral Home, in Eureka with Pastor Bob Robison of the First Christian Church of Madison officiating. Masks should be worn and social distancing observed. Interment will follow at Janesville Cemetery, Hamilton. Visitation hours are set from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Thursday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Christian & Congregational Church or to the Stan & Linda Mitchell Scholarship Fund. Contributions may be set in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which is overseeing arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family online, at koupfunerals.com. Funeral services will be streaming at https://fb.me/e/bzwZdx6D5.
Standiferd Eugene “Stan” Mitchell of Eureka, died on Monday, February 8, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital, in Kansas City, Missouri, at the age of 73. He was born on July 11, 1947, in Eureka, the son of Merle Standiferd and Eda... View Obituary & Service Information
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