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Robert L. "Bob" MitchellNovember 23, 1934 ~ July 31, 2017 (age 82)
ROBERT L. "BOB" MITCHELL, 82, of Maplewood, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 at 1:10 AM at Lane Park of Sidney. He was born on November 23, 1934 in Green Township, Ohio, the son of the late Clayton and Beulah (Jackson) Mitchell.
Bob is survived by three children, Debra (Tim) Knief of Lewistown, OH, Gary Mitchell of Jackson Center, and Bruce Mitchell of Sidney; best friends, Kathy Sherman of Houston, and Ben and Loretta Wehner of Wapakoneta; grandchildren, David (Tanya)and Susan Knief, Dustin (Patty) Mitchell, and Trentney Mitchell; two sisters, Lois Jean Bell of Florida and Bernice of Florida; and one sister in-law, Marvelene Mitchell of Sidney. One brother, Richard Mitchell and one sister, Janet Akin preceded him in death.
Bob was a U.S. Korean War veteran. He was in the 50th Tank Battalion, stationed in Ft. Knox, KY and was never deployed. Bob worked 18 years at the former G.A. Smalley Inc. in Sidney and for 25 years in the maintenance department for the village of Jackson Center. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Jackson Center. His family, especially his son, Gary and grandson, Dustin were proud of Bob's having been the first player in Shelby County basketball history to score 1000 points. Bob was a true outdoorsman, fisherman, hunter and woodsman.
A Celebration of Bob's Life will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave. Memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Hospice Care and Shelby County Veterans Services in Bob's memory. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the Mitchell family at the funeral home's website, www.cromesfh.com