Sherman A. Mitchem, 82, son of Charles A. and Inez Hunter Mitchem, was born March 25, 1920, at Cabool. He died Sept. 6, 2002, at Kabul Nursing Home after an illness of several months. He graduated from Cabool High School in 1939, where he excelled in track and basketball and played on Cabool’s first football team. Basketball was his first love, he later played with the Cabool Hawks. Mr. Michem returned to Cabool after serving in the Air Force in World War II. He married Marie Lewis Oct. 6, 1946. After living in Garden Grove, Calif., for a few years, they returned to Cabool. In 1952, Mr. Mitchem purchased the Foremost Milk delivery service from Ray Henry and was the local milkman for 16 years before Foremost was discontinued. He made friends servicing Cabool’s grocery stores, restaurants and home deliveries. He later worked at Mid-America Dairymen, retiring in 1985. After retirement, the Mitchems spent 14 winters in the Rio Grande Valley at San Benito, Texas. They loved to travel and were members of the Hillbilly Rollers Travel Club. The last few years they stayed closer to home to see their grand-children and attend their activities including his granddaughter’s Lady Bears games. Mr. Mitchem was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cabool, serving on the board. He enjoyed being with the “”over 39ers”” and was a charter member of the Methodist Men and Cabool Jaycees. He also worked with the Boy Scouts. Surviving are his wife of the home; children, Peggy Moss of St. Louis, Steve Mitchem of Springfield, Jeff Mitchem of Spokane and Janet Roberts of Cabool; six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. Services were Sept. 9 at the First United Methodist Church in Cabool with burial in the Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry Funeral Home of Cabool. “

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