The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


February 16, 2014

Kathryn Mitchell

DIAMOND, Mo. — Kathryn Mitchell, 98, Diamond, Mo., passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at the Granby House, Granby Mo., surrounded by her loving family.

She entered this life on Oct. 15, 1915, at Osage City, Kan. On Nov. 22, 1933, she was united in marriage to James Edward Mitchell. Together they shared 55 years until his passing on Feb. 8, 1989. Kathryn was a telephone operator for over 35 years, as well as a bookkeeper retiring in 1977. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed crafts, traveling, fishing, camping and quilting. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one daughter, Sherry Spilman; and one brother, Eugene Bolyard.

Kathryn is survived her children, Darlene Garoutte and husband, Emery, of Diamond, Jim Mitchell and wife, Diana, of Noel, Eddie Mitchell and wife, Sharon, of Shell Knob, Jalene Howerton and husband, Ron, of Carthage, Johnny Mitchell and wife, Lisa, of Diamond; one brother, Cloyce A. Bolyard and wife, Margie, of Lafayette, Colo.;18 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and; 17 great-great grandchildren; as well as a host of other family and friends.

Those honoring her life as pallbearers will be her grandsons and great grandsons.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mitchell will be 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at the First Baptist Church in Sarcoxie with Reverend Elton White officiating. Interment will at Diamond Cemetery, Diamond,  Mo. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the chapel.

On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website at

Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home in Sarcoxie, Mo.

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