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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Updated Obituary - Michael Don "Mick" Lethcho

Michael Don "Mick" Lethcho, 65, Pittsburg, MO, formerly of Archie, MO, died Sunday, June 7, 2015 in Archie after a courageous 8-year battle with cancer. Graveside services will be held 10:00am Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Missouri. The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00pm Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Archie. The family suggests contributions to CTCA-Tulsa (Cancer Treatment Center of America-Tulsa). Michael D. Lethcho was born November 27, 1949 in Harrisonville, MO, son of Donald Gene Lethcho and Mildred Nadine (Atkinson) Lethcho. He had an abiding faith in Jesus Christ and enjoyed discussing the Bible and spiritual matters. He was a 1968 graduate of Archie High School. He was active in FFA and served as president his senior year. After graduation, he attended Southwest Missouri State College in Springfield, MO. He was drafted into the U.S. Army on February 11, 1971, and was stationed in Korea with the 1st and 9th Infantry Company. In 1979, he began a 28-year career as a rural mail carrier for the U. S. Postal Service, working out of the Archie Post Office. He retired in 2008. Mick was united in marriage to Paula S. Davis on March 31, 1990 at the First Baptist Church of Archie. Their daughter, Markie Rachelle, was born August 25, 1991. Mick and Paula were active in various civic activities including the Archie Community 2000 and the Archie FunFest committees. Mick also served on the Archie City Council. They both worked and played at Blackberry Trails Golf Course for over 13 years. Mick enjoyed hunting and fishing with his wife. 

He also enjoyed golfing, prairie dog hunting with his friends, and watching Markie play softball. Mick was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Paula S. Lethcho, Pittsburg, MO; a daughter, Markie R. Lethcho, Archie, MO; a sister, Donene Cantrell, and husband Larry, Archie, MO; and many other relatives and a host of friends.