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DOVER-FOXCROFT - Stephen John Mitchell, 74, husband of Eunice (Merrill) Kinney Mitchell, died March 12, 2002, at a local hospital. He was born April 30, 1927, in Dover-Foxcroft, the son of Clinton and Margaret (Brown) Mitchell. John was a graduate of Foxcroft Academy, Class of 1945, and the University of Maine at Orono, Class of 1951. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II in Panama. He worked as a surveyor and draftsman for Betchel Corporation in Los Angeles, as well as checking grade and specifications on a section of the Maine turnpike in the Portland area. He later cleared land and improved drainage at Rex Varnum Farms. John was a member of the East Dover Grange for 55 years, the Chadbourne Merrill American Legion Post No. 29, the Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society, and he attended Dover-Foxcroft United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Eunice of Dover-Foxcroft; a step-daughter, Elaine (Kinney) Campbell and her husband, Bruce and their boys, Brian and Matthew, all of Meredith, N.H.; three brothers, Myron of North Hills, Calif., William of Dover-Foxcroft, and Richard of Sangerville; three sisters, Jane Waltz of Levant, Mildred Jackson of E. Baldwin, and Evelyn Cookson of Westbrook. He was predeceased by two sisters, Alice and Marilyn; and a brother, Arthur.

Friends are invited to call 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2002, at the Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft, with American Legion services said at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Neil Gastonguay officiating. Spring interment will be in Atkinson Corner Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 62, Dover-Foxcroft 04426.

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