The Norman Transcript

May 2, 2013

Lucile Kelly Mitchell


The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — On April 26, 2013, Lucile Kelly Mitchell passed from this life. She was born July 21, 1918, on the land her father homesteaded in 1901 near Tipton. Her parents were Marion and Mamie Sturges Kelly.

Her services were Tuesday at the Church of Christ in Tipton.

She attended Laing Schools near Tipton. After one year attending Central State Teachers College in Edmond, she married Olen Mitchell on July 31, 1939. They soon established farming operations near Tipton.

In 1959, the family moved to the Tipton Childrens Home, where she was responsible for the high school girls’ dorm.

After several years, she and Olen were employed at the Westview Boys Home near Hollis. About 1964, they moved to Weatherford where they were responsible for operations of Quannah Parker Hall, a residence hall for 300 boys at Southwestern State College.

At the age of 49, Lucile completed her degree in elementary and art education. They returned to their farming operations at Tipton while she taught at the Tipton Public School system. After her retirement, they moved to Norman, where they lived for about five years.

She also lived in Amarillo, Texas, recently.

Lucile was preceded in death by her husband, Olen; granddaughter, Deneen Mitchell; sister, Geraldine Suiter and five brothers.

She is survived by her son, Dewight Mitchell and wife Betty of Norman; daughters Carroll Kilpatrick and husband David of Amarillo, Texas, Kara Lou McDaniel and husband Kerry Don of Arlington, Texas; and Cindy Jobin and husband Norm of DeKalb, N.Y.; five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She leaves many beloved friends.

She made a great contribution to her families’ geneology and family history records. She enjoyed painting and teaching hand crafts in the many classes she sponsored.

She also enjoyed cooking for family and community events. She was a life-long member of the Church of Christ.

Burial was in the Tipton Cemetery.

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