In Loving Memory

Kurtis James Mitchell

Kurtis James Mitchell

August 21st, 1966 - February 2nd, 2019


Friday, February 8th, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Bethel Baptist Church,
1300 West 12th Avenue Emporia,
Kansas 66801


Friday, February 8th, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery,
2000 Prairie St,
Emporia KS 66801


Kurtis James Mitchell of Emporia met his Savior and his mom on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at his home while surrounded by his wife and his children. He was 52.

Kurtis was born August 21, 1966 in Sedan, Kansas to Nolan K. and Katherine O. (VanBuskirk) Mitchell. He graduated from Emporia State University in 1989 with a Master of Science in Chemistry. He married Julie Christine Norris on February 1, 1992 and four children were born to this union. He was a wonderful husband and father. His family meant everything to him. Kurtis worked at Wolf Creek as a Chemist for 28 years.

Kurtis is preceded in death by his mother, Katherine Mitchell. He is survived by his wife, Julie Mitchell of the home; children, Heather Mitchell, Ashley Mitchell, Amber Mitchell, and Nicholas Mitchell each of Emporia; father, Nolan Mitchell of Howard, Kansas; sister, Kathy (Kent) Allison of Coffeyville, Kansas; brothers, Ken (Mary) Mitchell of Howard, Kansas and Kevin (Melinda) Mitchell of Howard, Kansas.

A funeral service will be officiated by Reverend Joe Tuttle at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 8, 2019 at Bethel Baptist Church in Emporia. Burial will follow at Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Baptist Church.


  • Thu, Mar 7th, 2019 at 3:16 AM

    Dear Julie and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Kurtis. I just know he was a great
    guy and he will be greatly missed. Hope you and the kids are
    doing okay. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Teresa Lyon

    Teresa Lyon, Kansas

  • Fri, Feb 8th, 2019 at 11:24 AM

    I am sorry to hear of Kurtis’ passing. I have many fond memories of his mischievous smile,
    especially when he was bothering Tim. My thoughts are with his family in their loss.

    Roger Miller, Tulsa Oklahoma

  • Wed, Feb 6th, 2019 at 3:21 AM

    So sorry to hear of Kurtis' passing. I worked with him many
    years at the plant. One of the best people I ever had the
    pleasure to know. My prayers for all of his family.

    Timothy Metcalf, MO

  • Wed, Feb 6th, 2019 at 12:58 AM

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I know he is in a better place although you, his family, will miss him

    Sandy Schultz, Paola, KS

  • Tue, Feb 5th, 2019 at 3:50 PM

    I am so sorry for the Mitchell family for their loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Aimee, Quantico, VA

  • Tue, Feb 5th, 2019 at 12:51 PM

    Kurtis was a great friend, classmate, and teammate. I am blessed to have known Kurt
    almost my whole life. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Shannon Preston, Altus, Ok

  • Tue, Feb 5th, 2019 at 3:43 AM

    I am so sorry! Thoughts and prayers to the Mitchell family! Kurtis and I went to school K-12.
    Wonderful memories of a dear friend!

    Jacque Goodnight, Stratford, Texas

  • Tue, Feb 5th, 2019 at 12:32 AM

    To the family, we are very sorry for your loss. May God hold each of you in his wisdom.

    Bob and Judy Nungesser, Howard, KS

  • Mon, Feb 4th, 2019 at 9:38 PM

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that we are keeping you in our hearts at this
    The Ziek Family

    Gary, Terrisa and Benjamin Ziek, Emporia, KS

  • Mon, Feb 4th, 2019 at 8:21 PM

    Dear Mitchell's,

    Myrna and I are so very sorry for the passing of your beloved husband and father. He was a truly good man of tremendous faith and strong character. He will be missed.

    Allan and Myrna Comstock

    Allan Comstock, Emporia

  • Mon, Feb 4th, 2019 at 8:10 PM

    He was a wonderful man. I owe a lot of my training and
    career to him. I remember him fondly, and know that his
    family was his whole world. May he rest in peace and many
    prayers to all of his loved ones.

    Crystal Woodruff, Granbury, TX

  • Mon, Feb 4th, 2019 at 8:09 PM

    So sorry to hear about this. Have so many memories with the Mitchell family.They have always been
    like family to all of us Harmons . Love to you all!

    Anne Cox, Oklahoma

  • Mon, Feb 4th, 2019 at 7:39 PM

    Hi, Mom julie I wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you on this difficult time in your life. Dad
    curtis was a great person and very loving and caring and even through it has been a while since we
    havent seen each other you all are always in my heart . I am so sorry for your loss but, even through
    its hard to loose someone we know that he will be in a better place with God and he is not longer
    suffering. He will be looking after you and the kids always. Love you mom and try to be strong and I
    will be praying for you.

    Ana garcia, Houston tx

  • Mon, Feb 4th, 2019 at 7:39 PM

    Kurtis was an inspiration to us all. He always worked hard and
    never complained about anything, not even when he wasn't
    feeling well. He will be missed and remembered for what a
    great person he was. My deepest condolences to your family.
    God Bless You All.

    Chris Jay, Iola, KS

  • Mon, Feb 4th, 2019 at 7:18 PM

    Blessings to your family with prayers going up for you all. RIP sweet dear friend.

    Chip & Nancy Crum, Howard, KS

Leave a Remembrance...

Your Name:
Your General Location (City, State):
Your Relationship to the Deceased:


Your Email Address:


Alternate Email Address:


Your Phone Number:


Alternate Phone Number:


Your Address:


These items are only shared with the family

Your Message: