Ralph E. Mitchell

Ralph E. Mitchell, 74, of Blue Rock, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday (April 16, 2013) at Highland Oaks in McConnelsville.

Ralph was born Dec. 6, 1938, in Meigs Township, the son of the late Otis and Gladys (Wion) Mitchell. He was a lifetime area farmer and the owner and operator of Ralph E. Mitchell Timber Cutting and Ralph E. Mitchell Dozer and Reclamation Services. He was a member of the Ohio Country Western Music Association, an avid supporter of the Go-N-Show 4-H club and he attended the Ark Spring Baptist Church.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Mary Jane (Wilkins) Mitchell, whom he married Aug. 10, 1963; his daughters, Robin (Rod) Ferguson of Philo, Billie Jo (Rusty) Kuhn of Blue Rock and Carla (Keith) Daw of Blue Rock; his brother, Virgil Mitchell of Blue Rock; his sisters, Dorothy Beardsley of Norwich, Bula Dickson of Blue Rock, Edna Allen of Philo and Mary Ruth Hughes of Marietta; his grandchildren, Sadie, Shanae and Kade Daw, Zachary and Mikhayla Ferguson, Mitchell and Matthew Kuhn, Trenda Powell and Geneva Powell a daughter of his heart.

In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by his brothers, Kenneth, Herman and Robert Mitchell; and his two sisters, Edith Cunningham and Donna Weaver.

Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday (April 18) at Farus Funeral Home, Duncan Falls, where funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday. He will be laid to rest in Ark Spring Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Ralph’s name to the Ark Spring Cemetery Association, 3005 Palmer Drive, Chandlersville, Ohio 43727.