Mitchell Rafe Begley, 54, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at his residence in Liberal.
He was born April 4, 1961 at Guymon, OK, the son of Jack Vernon and Christene LaVerne (Jones) Begley.
He was a 1979 graduate of Goodwell High School and in 1983, he graduated from Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Goodwell, OK with a Bachelor’s degree. In 2005, he earned his Master’s in Educational Administration from Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS.
He had taught for 20 years in Hugoton at USD 210, teaching Biology, Anatomy and Physiology. He had been in Liberal since 2006 working at USD 480 in Administration for Liberal High School. He was the current Principal at LHS.
On June 3, 1993, he married Joyce Ellen Nichols in Las Vegas, NV. She survives.
Other survivors include:
2 Sons – Benjamin N. Sumner, Lawrence, KS
and Michael D. Begley, Liberal, KS
Mother – Christene LaVerne Begley, Goodwell, OK
Brother – Scott Eric Begley, Goodwell, OK
and his nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his Father, Jack V. Begley.
Memorial Service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 3rd at the Liberal High School Jim Maskus Auditorium with Pastor Andrew Wehling presiding. Cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers and plants, memorial contributions may be made to Pheasant Heaven Charities, Inc, Hugoton, KS or to a charity of the donor’s choice in care of Brenneman Funeral Home 1212 W. 2nd Liberal, KS 67901