Funeral arrangements for 91 year old Mitchell Burch of Riverside, MO have been set for Saturday, April 15, 2023. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. ~ 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 15, 2023 at Meyers Northland Chapel 401 Main Street Parkville, MO. The Funeral service will commence at 2:30 p.m. with Bishop Chad Muir officiating. Interment will immediately follow at East Slope Cemetery in Riverside, MO. Memorial contributions are suggested to American Heart Association or Riverside Fire/Police Athletic League (FPAL). Condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com
Mitchell B. Burch, 91, of Riverside, Missouri, passed away at his home on Monday, April 10, 2023. Mitch was born September 29, 1931, in Clay County, Missouri, during the great depression to his father, Bernard and mother Edna (Homer) Burch. They have preceded him in death along with his wife, Betty, one sister, Eva Vassmer Marks and one baby grandson, Justin Rose.
Mitch married Betty R. Reynolds on February 10, 1950, in Kansas City, Missouri and they moved to Riverside in 1952. He worked tirelessly to provide for his family at William Volker venetian blind company, Nashua Nursery and for 18 years at North Kansas City Development Co. He spent 6 years at Garney Construction Company as a millwright before he ventured out on his own. Self-taught and determined, he owned and operated, Wastewater Maintenance Inc., in 1978 and WMI Construction in 1981. He successfully grew that business in the construction industry until his retirement. Mitch had a passion for family and for fun. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, travel and spoiling his grandkids.
Mitch is survived by his three children: James Mitchell Burch and wife, Linda of Smithville, Missouri, Susan Marie Burch-Kitko and husband, John of Pompano Beach, Florida and Mayor Kathleen Lynn “Kathy” Rose and husband Randy of Riverside, Missouri, one brother, David A. Burch of St. Cloud, Florida, eight grandchildren: Christopher (Tammy) Burch, Jennifer (Brian) Tingey, Joseph (Kristen) Burch, Adam (Sarah) Burch, Michelle (Mike) Louf, Craig Rose, Gina (Bryan) Cork, and Brandon (Valerie) Rose; and several great and great, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.