Arthur Eugene Mitchell, age 84, of Staunton, died Monday at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.
He was born July 24, 1921, in Vigo County, Indiana. He was the son of John William Philip and Lucinda Triplett Mitchell. Following graduation from Staunton High School he served with the U.S. Army 271st Infantry Regiment in France, Belgium, Germany, Holland and Austria. He participated in missions as a scout locating enemy troops, their strength and deployment. He was honorably discharged from military service March 26, 1946. He married Norma Joy Lambdin August 31, 1946 in Marshall, Illinois.
He was employed as a factory worker and painter at several area firms including Quaker Maid, Clay County School Corporation and Howald Construction Company. He was a member of the Staunton Christian Church. He was an avid gardener and also enjoyed watching basketball games and supporting the Chicago Cubs.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Maggie Mitchell; one son, Larry Mitchell; three brothers, Roland Mitchell, Jess Charles Mitchell, and John Triplett Mitchell; and four sisters, Lenora Mitchell, Evangeline Rosetta Sandberg, Esther Lucinda Gilman, and Annetta Poett.
He is survived by his wife Norma; two sisters, Geneva Rose Swinford and Marguerite May Myers both of Terre Haute; one daughter, Janet Maesch and husband John of Staunton; three grandchildren, Amanda Barnett and husband Greg of Staunton, Aaron Fox and wife Amber of Terre Haute and Sara Jane Maesch of Staunton; stepgrandchildren, Mindy Nobles and Jennifer Polland; and three great grandchildren, Lexi Barnett, Hanna Barnett and Kyia Fox.
Visitation will be 4-- 8 p.m. Thursday at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Doug Parkey officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Clearview Cemetery. Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Christian Church of Staunton Missions, 108 W. Columbus, Staunton, IN 47881. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Visit www.moore-funeral-homes.com to send condolences to the family or for more information.