Judy, thanks for your time, effort and response. You found what I had found on Joseph and Freda Gerst-Mitchell with daughter Elvessa you mentioned. Several of my cousins and I are trying to locate their obituaries and places of burial. Their daughter, Elvessa died 26 Sept. 1944 in Alemeda, CA, no children to track.
Joseph is the last child of his parents, John and Sarah Mitchell of Chariton County, Missouri that we have not found the dod and burial.
We will check what you recommended, hopefully to find some death notice or death certificat with someone, perhaps some place else.