Mary Elizabeth Root

June 22, 1928 – April 22, 2021

Mary Elizabeth Root, 92, of Mitchell, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021, at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born June 22, 1928, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Charles A. and Alma D. (Dillman) Lambrecht.  She married James Kenneth Root on November 4, 1949, and he preceded her in death on February 17, 1990.

Elizabeth retired from Mitchell Community Schools and had served as an aide and junior high school secretary.  She was a member of the Mitchell Church of Christ and Ascension St. Vincent Dunn Hospital Auxiliary Pink Ladies. 

Elizabeth was a piano teacher and an avid knitter of 108 afghans which were all donated with love.  She graduated from Shawswick High School in 1947.

Survivors include her children, Martha (Marc) Fields of Mitchell, Larry (Jane) Root of Mitchell; grandchildren, Andrew (Casey) Fields, Mitch (Amber) Fields, Jessica (Amit) Patel, Kristi (CJ ) Lee, and Amy (Westin) Williamson; 11 great-grandchildren

Her parents; husband; and brother, Paul W. Lambrecht, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 26, at the Mitchell Church of Christ with Brother Tim Day and Brother Marc Fields officiating.  Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Monday at the church. 

The family requests that masks be worn.

Memorial gifts can be made in memory of Mary to the Mitchell Church of Christ.

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