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James C. Mitchell

James C. Mitchell James C. Mitchell, Ph.D., age 81, of Manhattan, died December 24, 2016, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan.

He was born July 30, 1935, in Youngstown, Ohio.

Dr. Mitchell earned his B.S. in 1957, 1959, and his Ph.D. in 1962 all from Ohio State University.

Dr. Mitchell served as Research Associate in Neurosurgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and as Assistant Professor of Psychology at Southern Illinois University prior to joining the faculty at Kansas State University in 1966.

Dr. Mitchell taught undergraduate courses in introductory, general experimental, history of psychology, learning, and physiological psychology. His research had been concerned with central nervous system function and behavior with particular emphasis on the limbic system and frontal cortex.

Dr. Mitchell was a member of several honorary and professional societies and had numerous published publications.

Cremation is planned with private inurnment in the Carnahan Creek Cemetery north of Manhattan.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, January 28th, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Manhattan, 481 Zeandale Road, Manhattan.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Manhattan or the Southern Poverty Law Center. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

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