McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

October 18, 2013

Zella V. Mitchell


Staff report

McALESTER — Zella V. Mitchell, 84, of Edmond, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Grace Living Center in Edmond.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home.

Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home of McAlester.

Born Nov. 18, 1928, in Stringtown, she was the daughter of Henry Orville and Mildred Virginia (Mason) Richardson. She grew up in Stringtown then Kiowa.

She married Richard S. Mitchell on Dec. 28, 1945, in Kiowa, and they lived in McAlester until his retirement, at which time they moved back to Kiowa. She lived there until her husband preceded her in death in 1997, she then moved to Edmond.

She worked as a beautician and also as an ordnance worker at the United States Naval Ammunition Depot for many years.

Her favorite pastime was reading and she also loved to cook.

She was a longtime member of Kiowa First Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and was involved with many other church activities.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Rickie and John Kuehner, of Edmond, and Vickie and Tom Craig, of McAlester; one son and daughter-in-law, Stan and Debbie Mitchell, of McAlester.

Also, six grandchildren, Lisa Craig, of Oklahoma City, Brad Craig, of Oklahoma City, Angela Moore and husband, Kenny, of Edmond, Nicole Davis, of Edmond, Leah Mitchell, of Norman, and Hailey Mitchell, of Norman.

And, great-grandchildren, Alyson Craig, Kennon Moore, Kinsley Moore, Kelty Moore and Parker Davis; a special niece, Donna Danley and husband, M. A.; numerous other nieces and nephews; a special cousin, Tommy Dean James, and numerous other cousins and relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a brother, Clayton Richardson, and a sister-in-law, Zeda Richardson.