EAST LIVERPOOL - Margie M. Mitchell passed away after an extended illness at the Adkins Convalescent Center Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 30, 2013. She was 90.
She was born in Smiths Ferry, Pa., on Aug. 28, 1922, a daughter of the late William Lee and Olive Hanning Johnston. She spent her youth in this area and was a 1940 graduate of East Liverpool High School, and later attended Ohio Valley Business College.
On Sept. 15, 1943, she married Harold C. Mitchell, who was a pastor at various Free Methodist churches in Ohio, West Virginia, western Pennsylvania, Maryland and western New York. Mrs. Mitchell was a devoted pastor's wife, until the death of her husband on Dec. 16, 1979. She had served as a library aid at various schools in the areas where the family had lived, and after her husband's death, she went to work for the Chautauqua County Social Services department. She returned to this area in the 1980s, where she was employed by the Columbiana County Department of Job and Family Services. Upon her retirement, she re-located to Gerry, N.Y., until 2010.
Surviving her are two sons, the Rev. H. Robert (Leslie) Mitchell of New Brighton, Pa., and Dennis Mitchell and his companion, Laura Hunt of Cherry Creek, N.Y.; along with a daughter, Janice Kelly and her husband, Philip, of East Liverpool.
There are eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Mitchell was preceded in death by an infant son, Wayne Mitchell, and a sister, Phyllis Torrence.
Friends may visit at the Dawson Funeral Home on Saturday, where the family will be present from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Carol Forsythe of the First Free Methodist Church will be officiating.
Burial will take place at Calcutta United Presbyterian Cemetery.
View Mrs. Mitchell's memorial webpage and send condolences to the family online at www.dawsonfuneralhome.com