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Loy Stanley Mitchell, Memorial

Loy Mitchell was born Nov. 20, 1932, in Lawrence, Kan. His parents, Owen and Maude Mitchell, had three daughters and seven sons. 

All sons became preachers and three worked overseas in Argentina, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Loy and Donna Taylor were married in 1954 and have four children.

Loy attended Central Christian College, Oklahoma Christian College and Abilene Christian University. He received a bachelor’s from ACU and did 24 hours towards his master’s.

In 1958, Loy and Donna moved to Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia) as missionaries. Along with Dick Clark, Roy Palmer and Alex Claussen, Loy established the Nhowe Bible College in 1958. The name was changed to Mutare School of Preaching in 1970 when the school moved to Mutare. 

The Mitchells spent a total of 28 years working in the U.S. and Zimbabwe. They returned to the U.S. in 1997, where Donna passed in 2002.

In 2004, Loy and Debra Griffin were married. On June 9, 2015, Loy passed at their home in Knott, Texas.

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