Ruth Evelyn (Dyer) Mitchell

Ruth Evelyn (Dyer) Mitchell, 94, born September 12, 1923, passed into heaven November 16, 2017. She was the only child of Florence and Gilbert Dyer. She graduated from Southeast High School in 1940, and worked at Montgomery Wards.

She was predeceased by her husband William (1990) and her infant son, William Jr. (1951) and her son, Dennis (2007). She is survived by her sons, Steven, Jeffrey and daughter, Teresa (Richard) Hernandez.

She had 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. In 1949, she married William Anthony Mitchell and had five children. They lived in south Kansas City for 25 years before moving to Harrisonville MO where she lived for 23 years, 11 years at the Lake of the Ozarks and the last 5 years in Independence MO. She enjoyed fashion and dancing in her youth. She also enjoyed entering contests, collecting recipes, baking, traveling and being with her family.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, 105th & Holmes. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the ALS Association or the Alzheimer’s Association.


  1. Grace Rstepp on November 17, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Your Mother was a beautiful and colorful woman, so sorry to hear this right before the Holidays? My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you Teresa!! Love all of you??Tia Grace Estepp

  2. Marsha Rooks Green on November 18, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    My heartfelt condolences Steve, to you and your family in the passing of your Mom. May she rest in peace. Hugs.

  3. David Mitchell on November 19, 2017 at 7:52 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about Aunt Ruth you’re in our thoughts and prayers

  4. Ron & Candace Spano on November 20, 2017 at 10:15 am

    We had the privilege and pleasure of spending time with Ruthie over the past several years, and came to know her as a kind, generous, loving and refined lady. We will miss her company, and will remember her always with love and affection.

  5. Steven A Mitchell on November 20, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    I love you and miss you mom. You were the best and you are dancing your way through heaven! Thanks for being the best daughter, wife, mom, grandma and great-grandma and friend ever. Until we meet again. Your loving son, Steve

  6. Shirley Schumacher on November 20, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    So sorry that you have to go thru these unpleasant days, hugs for comfort. As you keep her memory close to your heart the days ahead will become easier for you. I just love this beautiful feisty looking mother???

  7. Mike Stensland on November 21, 2017 at 9:35 am


    I know how much you loved your Mom. She will always be remembered through you.

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