Katherine O. Mitchell

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Katherine O. Mitchell, age 82 of Howard, passed away June 24, 2018 at her home. Katherine was born June 20, 1936 to John and Dorothy (Applegate) Van Buskirk in Howard, Kansas. She spent her entire life in the Howard community and on June 12, 1955, she married Nolan Mitchell. Over the next 63 years, Katherine and Nolan owned many different businesses ranging from a retail florist shop, to an Oil and Gas distribution company. Katherine was a friend, mother, and grandmother to everyone she met or came in contact with. She loved to cook, and take care of her family. She was a member of the Howard Independent Baptist Church, where she loved going to church and singing in the choir. Katherine is survived by her husband Nolan, of the home Sons: Kenneth and Mary Mitchell of Howard, Kevin and Melinda Mitchell of Howard, Kurtis and Julie Mitchell of Emporia Daughter: Kathy and Kent Allison of Coffeyville Brother: Garry Van Buskirk 13 Grandchildren, 20 Great-Grandchildren, 12 Great- Great Grandchildren. She was proceeded in death by her brother Jackie Van Buskirk, sister Deloris Cline, 1 granddaughter, and 2 great-granddaughters. Memorials are suggested in Katherine’s name to the Howard Independent Baptist Church, and can be left with or mailed to the Funeral Home. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, KS 67349. Funeral Services for Katherine were held on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 10:00am at Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, KS 67349, with burial at Gracelawn Cemetery, Howard, KS.

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