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Payot “Pete” Oneal Scheibe IIPassing: December 17, 2023


Mitchell Cemetery

Graveside Service

Wednesday, December 20th @ 1:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Wednesday, December 20th @ 11:00am-12:30pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Wednesday, December 20th

MITCHELL – Payot “Pete” Oneal Scheibe II, 87, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2023, at his residence.

Born March 7, 1936, in Mitchell, he was the son of Payot Oneal Sr. and Thelma H. (Cooper) Scheibe.

Pete was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the American Legion Post No. 250, and active in the Honor Guard.  He was a 1954 graduate of Mitchell High School and member of Mitchell First Christian Church.  Pete retired from the United States Postal Service in 1991 after 30 years; having been Postmaster for 25 years.  He enjoyed hiking around the lake at Spring Mill State Park and country cruising on his motorcycle – and later his Jeep.  He was a fan of both basketball and football.  He loved his dog Gabby and his cat Lucky.

Surviving are his children, Victoria Kathleen Scheibe of Mitchell, Melinda Elizabeth (Bill) Pastors of Florida, and Payot Oneal (Clair Von Handorf) Scheibe III of Colorado; grandchildren, Alex Speer, Adryanna Wedgewood, and Treyton Phillips; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Sharron Gaye (John) Lindsey of Geneva, IN.

His parents; daughter, Julie Dawn Kidd; and mother of the children, Freda Ann Scheibe, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, at Mitchell Cemetery with Brother Max Timbrook officiating.  Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Memorial Contributions:  White River Humane Society

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9 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Kathy Nilson Brown | Mooresville Indiana
    Date: December 20, 2023
    So sorry to hear about Pete. He was my first boss at the post office and one of the nicest guys to everyone he met. Prayers to all the family.
  2. Guest: Chad & Megan Goodale | Denver, CO
    Date: December 20, 2023
    Sending our heartfelt love and thoughts to the family in this time. Chad, Megan, and Duncan.
  3. Guest: Hongphuc Dang | Fort Myers, Florida
    Date: December 19, 2023
    We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences.
  4. Guest: John Hardman | Bloomington, In.
    Date: December 19, 2023
    Pete was a wonderful person, always cheerful and smiling at the post office! Prayers and condolences to the family!
  5. Guest: David Maudlin | Jeffersonville
    Date: December 19, 2023
    Pete was a good father to his family and all who knew him.
  6. Guest: Jim & Sharon Nash | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: December 19, 2023
    To the Scheibe Family: Our condolences and prayers to all of the Scheibe Family. We knew Pete from church and the post office. He was a good man. Jim and Sharon Nash
  7. Guest: Nancy Mundy | MITCHELL
    Date: December 19, 2023
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I always enjoyed visiting with Pete over the years either at the post office, church, or about town. He was a fine gentleman.
  8. Guest: Jackson J Williams | Mitchell
    Date: December 18, 2023
    I am so sorry to hear of Pete's passing. Another one of the crew is gone. I hope that he and Dad (Jack Williams) are having a good time. Jay Williams.
  9. Guest: Michelle Hendersom | Lexington Ky.
    Date: December 18, 2023
    I'm truly sorry for your loss please let me know if you need anything. He was one of a kind and a great guy. He will be missed.