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Gerald L. Mitchell
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Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

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Gerald Mitchell of Blackwell, Oklahoma, died Thursday, October 19, 2017, in the Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home in Blackwell at the age of 87 years.

Gerald L. Mitchell of Blackwell, Oklahoma, passed away on October 19, 2017. He was born on Dec 16, 1929 in Blackwell General Hospital, the son of Eldee Leroy and Gladys Mitchell. He grew up in the area between Blackwell and Ponca City and moved to Blackwell in 1946. In 1948, he joined the Navy and spent four years aboard the U.S.S. Missouri, being discharged in 1952. He worked at Boeing in Wichita, and Conoco in Ponca City, and retired in 1990. He became a member of the Church of Christ in 1992 and was a loyal member. On June 8, 1993, Gerald married Velma Wilkins Fox in Alva, Oklahoma. They spent twenty winters of their married life going to Port Aransas, Texas, where he enjoyed fishing. He worked for local farmers until 2000, then worked for Shepherd carwash until 2014.

Gerald is preceded in death by his parents, and son, Eugene Mitchell.

He is survived by his loving wife Velma of the home; children, Dorothy Mitchell of New York, Debora and Mike Petrie of Texas, Sherry and John Pulis of Texas, Donna and Larry Haverstock of Oregon, Mike and Julie Fox of Kansas, and Karen and Rick Cupp of Alaska. He is also survived by fifteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 27th at the Church of Christ in Blackwell, Oklahoma with Minister Lanny Jobe officiating. Burial will follow in the Blackwell Cemetery

Velma Jean Fox Mitchell
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Submitted by: Glenn

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December 18, 1931 - February 20, 2020

Velma Jean Fox Mitchell, 88, formerly of Blackwell, OK passed from this earth on Feb. 20, 2020 in Winfield, KS.

Velma was born on December 18, 1931 to Emmett and Grace Wilkins in Brandon, CO. On her first birthday, she moved with her parents and sister back to their home town of Blackwell, OK, where she grew up and graduated from Blackwell High School. She met Sam Fox of Deer Creek, and they married in 1951. The couple moved to the Fox homestead north of Deer Creek and raised wheat, cattle, hay, and four children, Sherry, Donna, Mike, and Karen. Sam became disabled, and Velma cared for him for 23 years while raising their children on the farm. They were married for 40 years. After Samís death, Velma reconnected with an old friend, Gerald Mitchell and they married in 1993. In their 24 years together, Gerald and Velma took many road trips in their motor home, including to Alaska. They spent their winters in Port Aransas, TX where Velma would bring along her knitting or embroidery machine and work on her many projects. Over the years, she made over 300 sweaters and countless embroidery projects, giving most of it away to family and friends.

Velma was a faithful member of the Church of Christ and had a strong faith which she shared with many people. She will be missed greatly by her family and her many friends in the church.

Velma is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Betty and Beverly; husband, Sam; and husband Gerald.

She is lovingly remembered by her children, Sherry Pulis and J.P of Willis, TX; Donna Haverstock and Larry of Lake Tapps, WA; Mike Fox and Julie of Winfield, KS; Karen Cupp and Rick of Kenai, AK.

Velma was proud to have ten grandchildren: Jake, Sam, Jesse, Mark, Steve, Robbie, Laura, Matt, Christy, and Brittany, and twelve great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at the Church of Christ, 1035 S. Main Street, Blackwell. Burial will follow at Blackwell Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ, sent in c/o the funeral home.

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