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J. Mitchell 'Mitch' Brackney

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[September 02, 2009]  J. Mitchell "Mitch" Brackney, 41, of Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Lincoln, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at 2 p.m. at his home.

There will be a private service at Holy Cross Cemetery in Lincoln, with Father Thomas Shaw officiating.

There is no visitation

Mr. Brackney was a graphic designer.

He was born Feb. 1, 1968, in Chicago Heights.

He is survived by his father, James (and Karen) Brackney of Lincoln; his mother, Sally Heinzel Brackney of Springfield; one son, Jackson Brackney of Kansas City, Mo.; one daughter, Lauren Brackney of Kansas City, Mo.; his former wife, Ruth Brackney of Kansas City, Mo.; one sister, Britta Brackney of Springfield; one brother, Brian (and Debbie) Brackney of Lincoln; one nephew, Ben Brackney of Lincoln; two nieces, Rylie and Rachel Brackney of Lincoln; an uncle, Lindsey Heinzel of Springfield; and an aunt, Nancy Pineda of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, James and Charlotte Heinzel, and his paternal grandparents, Albert James Brackney and Selma Brackney.

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He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Kansas City, Mo., where he was an usher.

He coached his son's baseball, basketball and football games.

Mitch graduated from Lincoln Community High School and Illinois State University.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter's Catholic Grade School in Kansas City, Mo.

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