Mary Jane Mitchell

65th-anniversary-039-2Mary Jane Mitchell, 86 of Butler, Missouri passed away November 15, 2016 at Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, Kansas.  Services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009).  Visitation will be prior to the service from 1:00 to 2:00 pm Saturday also at the funeral home.  Burial to follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.  Contributions are suggested to the Jesus Film Ministry.  Messages of Condolence may be left for the family at

Mrs. Mary Jane Mitchell, age 86, of Butler, Missouri went to be with her Lord Tuesday, November 15, 2016 surrounded by her family. Mary Jane was born September 10, 1930 in Conway, Kansas to Omor and Elizabeth Smith. She graduated High School in Arma, Kansas and married her High School “sweetheart” Donald L. Mitchell the same year on Sunday morning September 12, before Sunday school in Girard, Kansas.  They chose Sunday morning because of their favorite song at the time titled “Some Sunday Morning”.

Don and Mary Jane celebrated 65 years of marriage before his death in November of 2013. Together, they left a legacy of their love in their surviving family of four sons and their wives: Larry and Marcia, Shell Knob, Missouri, Tim and Marcia, Ottawa, Kansas, Mike and Denise, Lees Summit, Missouri and Ron and Glenda, Knoxville, Tennessee. Don and Mary Jane loved and cherished their nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Roy Childs and two sister-in-laws Veroma Bailey and Carol Mitchell along with many nieces and nephews.

The Reverend Don and Mary Jane Mitchell built their lives around raising four sons and being faithful servants to the Lord. She worked beside her husband while he served as pastor to churches in Kansas, Colorado, Missouri and Nebraska. Her favorite place was “home” surrounded by family. We all honor her legacy, her good life and her unconditional love for each of us.

“Well done, my good and faithful servant.”








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5 thoughts on “Mary Jane Mitchell

  1. I sorry for your loss. She is rejoicing with the Angels now, no need to be so sad…
    Love and Prayers

  2. Mary Jane was so precious to me! She had such a sweet, sweet spirit and was always an encouragement and comfort to me. Even after we moved away she stayed in touch with me. Pastor Don and she always had a ready smile and were models for us in ministry. We loved them both! Praying God will be a close comfort to the family for such a time as this.

  3. Hi, I’m sorry to hear about Mary Jane, but she is home now. I will always remember her as a good pastor’s wife. Love, Dorothy Ryman

  4. She always had that sweet, warm smile. Was a joy to be with. Our sympathies to the Mitchell family. Marjorie and Nancy Fredrickson

  5. Mary Jane was a beautiful person. I will greatly miss her. She was such a blessing to me. I loved visiting with her. She always talked about her son’s and what a help they were to her. She often lent me one of her books and always seemed to know just which one I needed. My heartfelt condolences to her family.

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