Durant Toddler Laid to Rest

4-27-06 - Friends and family gathered in Durant Thursday to say goodbye to a four-year-old who drowned in a well last weekend.

Kyle Mitchell was playing in his great-grandmother’s front yard near Bennigton when he climbed on top of the above ground well Saturday afternoon. The plastic lid buckled and he fell about eight feet before hitting the water. Relatives tried to rescue Kyle, but he died later at a local hospital.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. at Brown’s Funeral Home in Durant. A memorial fund has been set up in Kyle’s name to help the family with funeral costs. Donations can be made at First Texoma National Bank at the Durant, Boswell, or Sherman branch.