Everett L. “Bus” Mitchell MSGT (Ret.) ASAF, 78, of Rockwood, passed on March 16, 2014 at the In Touch Hospice House.  Born August 16, 1935 in Black Twp., he is a son of the late James and Catherine (Gephart) Mitchell.  He is also preceded in death by his first wife Bonnie L. (Hatch) Mitchell; brothers Jack, Herman, George, Robert, and Floyd Mitchell; and sisters Susie Weimer, Hilda Young, Mary Steele, Gladys Walk, and Thelma Burock.  Bus is survived by his wife Hannalee “Peggy” (Dennison) Mitchell of Berlin; children Johnny Mitchell and wife Angela of Friedens, Sherry Akins and husband Dexter of Decatur MS, and Catherine Owen and husband Eddie of Manassas, VA;  grandchildren Johnny Mitchell Jr., Renee Mitchell, Celeste Cooper, Dexter Akins Jr., Michael Mitchell, Cynthia Ahern, and David Owen; great-grandchildren Emmy and Chloe Cooper, Trey Akins, Duncan, Tyler, Madison, Blake, and Katherine Mitchell, and Alex Dobbs; brothers Ernest Mitchell of Rockwood and William Mitchell and wife Nancy of Somerset; sister Florence “Dolly” Kelly of Garrett; and step-children William Johnson, Pam Mays, and Peggy Raupach. Bus was retired from a career in the US Air Force, having served in the Vietnam War.  He then had a second career as a welder in the Meyersdale area.  He attended the Abundant Life Christian Center in Berlin.  Bus was a life member of the Somerset VFW and the Rockwood American Legion.  He enjoyed gardening, taking care of his pets, and fixing things.  Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 PM Tuesday at MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, SOMERSET, where a service will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, pastor Sam Coughenour officiating.  Interment with military honors accorded by the Somerset County Honor Guard at Rockwood IOOF Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be sent to In Touch Hospice at PO Box 1173, Somerset, PA 15501.

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  1. Kirk S. Moore says:

    To the family and friends of Everett. (I called him Everett when I talked to him at the Legion….) From the Officers and members of Rockwood Post 279 of the American Legion: We offer our sympathy to you all on the passing of Everett. He was a member of the Post for 33 years and a life member of the American Legion and he will be missed by all who knew him there. As one of our memorial efforts for Everett the Post will donate 50.00 to Rockwood High School Library book fund so that they may purchase books in Everett’s memory; The staff will place a note in the book to that effect. We will also be making a donation to “In Touch Hospice” per your wishes. If Everett’s Post can be of any service at this time please call us at 814-92-2626. May God’s Peace be with you all; thank you for supporting Everett during his time of service for God and Country…..Kirk S. Moore, Adjutant, Post 279

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