Marilyn Jane (Spencer) Mitchael

January 21, 1935November 29, 2018

Marilyn Jane (Spencer) Mitchael, 83, passed away Nov. 29, 2018.

She was born Jan. 21, 1935 to Earl and Nellie Spencer.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday 11:00 a.m. at DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.

Survivors include her husband, Carl Mitchael; sons, Michael (Mary) Mitchael and Kevin Mitchael (Christian Césari); 5 siblings; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

She was a professional costumer and retired from USD259 as a special education teacher.

Please no flowers. Memorials may be made to Kansas Humane Society or Kansas Food Bank.


  • Family Receiving Friends Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, December 8, 2018

Marilyn Jane (Spencer) Mitchael

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Deanna Johnson

December 7, 2018

Marilyn. I know you are doing your job in heaven getting everyone organized and your smile 😊 is glinting off of our Lord and Savior. Love you and will miss you our friend

Jeannine McCoy

December 5, 2018

Our memories of Marilyn, Carl and the Mitchael family.
The McCoy family, John, Jeannine, Scott and Vicki-Lee.
We met across the back fence in 1974 when we moved to Wichita.
Marilyn and Carl embraced us into there wonderful family and
treated our children like their own. Christmas and birthdays we were
all included and welcomed with open arms. Marilyn was my inspiration.
Starting University for a teaching degree, at the age in her fifties, we were so proud of her.
Then there was Marilyn's little blue Chevette car. None of the children had to be told to buckle up the seat belts as she drove like a racing car driver and she loved her little blue car.
Marilyn was an awesome leader of the little bunny club, part of the Scouts, so pleased Marilyn
never grew out of her childhood.
Marilyn's infectious laugh and smile leaves beautiful memories of her. Marilyn taught the children the constellation of the stars. Living in New Zealand in Marlborough we have lovely clear night skies and the stars shine so bright. Marilyn you are like a shining star, you don't always see them but we always know you are there. RIP precious friend. Love john ,Jeannine Vicki-Lee, Scott, Sue and Rhys

Jolanda James

December 4, 2018

So sorry for your loss Carl. I know this creates a hole for you. I appreciate the role of grandma to my children over the years. God bless you

Janell Deal

December 3, 2018

Aunt Marilyn, I have so many wonderful memories. What I loved the most was our talks about family photos and family history. You always had a smile, had fun, and were so incredibly talented. My heart is broken. I know communications was few and far between as of late, but you were never far from my mind. I love you so very much.

Kirsten Whatley

December 3, 2018

I feel very lucky to have had an Auntie “M” - I miss her greatly. She inspired me in so many ways and taught me so much. It’s hard to fathom my world without her in it.

Kathryn McDonald

December 3, 2018

To Uncle, Mike and Kevin,

I have so many wonderful memories of my Auntie Marilyn. Her instant smile, hugs, jokes were always there for you. She always made you feel special. The fondest memory of her, as well as my entire Spencer family, is the love. Every time any of them saw you, it was instant open arms of welcome love. I was so fortunate to grow up with that feeling and I cherish it.

I always remember spending the summer I was Mike and Kevin's 'babysitter'. I loved that summer and learned so much. The best was Aunt Marilyn telling me what a great job I did and was better than their regular babysitter. Really made me feel grownup. And ice cream at night was a treat.

I love you all and we will all miss her, but never forget her. She will still be with us. Love you all, Kathryn Elaine

Dayla Jensen

December 1, 2018

Carl, I’m so sorry. Marilyn was such a joy to be around. I loved seeing her smiling face at the YMCA and at Shepherd’s Crossing. I will miss her dearly. I loved that little spitfire! God bless you. I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers.

Anita Young

December 1, 2018

Marilyn was very special to me in so many ways. I’ve known her my entire life- my father was a newly ordained minister and when I was just a month old Carl and Marilyn were the first couple he married. I’m the baby she was holding in some of the wedding photos. I learned so many things from this gracious talented lady. To this day I coordinate my Christmas gift wrap packages with my tree decorations / something I admired at her house 45 years ago. She made my wedding gown that I still have. Carl and Marilyn have always made me feel special no matter how many miles between us or how many months had gone by between visits. We had a tradition for at least 30 yrs of going to Friends University Symphony of Spring , meeting for dinner before and then afterword stop for Hot Fudge Sundaes. I have great memories and will never forget her smile, her laugh, her hugs, her inspiring enthusiasm for life, and the love she gave us all.