Richard Merrill Mitchell

May 28, 1938 ‒ December 09, 2016

Ostrander, Ohio

Richard Merrill Mitchell 78, of Ostrander passed away at Delaware Court on December 9, 2016 with his loving wife by his side.

He was born May 28, 1938 to William M. Mitchell and Nellie Anna (Gray) Mitchell at their home in Grove City, Ohio. He lived most of his childhood in the village of Ostrander, graduating from Scioto Valley High School, after which he worked at Scotts, Ranco, and Abex.

On July 8, 1967 he married Sandra Jean Van Brimmer; they shared 49 years together, along with many furry friends. Sandra survives, along with sisters Eleanor Mann, Bonita (Jim) Gray; several in-laws; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Two brothers William Mitchell, Marvin Mitchell, and his parents preceded him in death.

He and his wonderful sense of humor will be missed by all that knew him.

The family wishes to thank all the caregivers of Ohio Health, Delaware Court, and Kindred Hospice who took such loving care of Richard in the final stages of Parkinson’s disease.

A gathering of family and friends will take place on Sunday December 18, 2016 from 2:00p.m. until 6:00p.m. at the Mitchell Residence 1235 Warren Rd., Ostrander, Ohio 43061.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations in Richard’s honor be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences may be expressed online at .

The Snyder- Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • Sandy & family – Frank & I are so very sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.