Marc M. Mitchell
Marc M. Mitchell died March 31, 2017, in Lawrence.
He was born June 30, 1952, in Garden City, Ks., to Lewis and Donis Mitchell, Scott City, Ks.
Marc attended Scott Community High School and graduated in 1970. He enrolled at the University of Kansas later that year and joined the Delta Chi fraternity where he served as rush chairman his sophomore year.
Marc graduated from KU with a degree in business administration and joined GTE in their management training program. He eventually settled in Durham, N.C.
Marc left GTE and formed his own consulting company and spent the next several years providing financial advice to small and start-up companies.
Around 2004, he was diagnosed with inclusion body myositis, an autoimmune disease that began weakening his muscles and eventually confined him to a wheelchair. Marc was smart, intellectually curious, and looked at things from many perspectives. He loved a lively discussion and through social media he connected with a wide network of friends and family, sharing his knowledge, humor, compassion and love with all.
He never complained and his disease did not define him.
Marc loved the University of Kansas and Jayhawk basketball. He followed news of the team, kept us updated on the newest recruit and remembered all the details of every season. March Madness will not be the same without Marc.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include, his mother, Donis, Providence, R.I., and Scott City; his sisters, Meredith Mitchell, Melanie Mitchell Key, and husband, Stephen, and Marci Mitchell Duys, and husband, John; a niece, Catie Duys; former wife, Marilyn Metzler; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and his dear friend Amy Kessler.
Marc was cremated and a remembrance gathering was held in Lawrence on April 5 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Scott City.
Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Care Connection which provided Marc’s wonderful caregivers and other services, or to The Myositis Foundation in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, Ks. 66044-3402.
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