May 27, 1930 ~ January 7, 2023
Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Margaret Mattern Mitchell, 92, of Givens Estates in Asheville, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2023.
She was born in Rochester, NY on May 27, 1930 to the late Frank L. and Margaret Rogers Mattern. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, James “Jim” V. Mitchell; her sister, Rosanne Mattern Martin and her stepson, Keith V. Mitchell.
Margaret was a graduate of Nazareth College (Rochester, NY) and received master’s degrees from the University of Rochester and the University of Michigan. She was head of the Education Library and the Reference Department at Rush Rhees Library of the University of Rochester and head of the Reference Area at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. After retiring to Asheville in 1992, she volunteered for many years in the Ramsey Library Special Collections at UNC-Asheville.
Margaret is survived by her stepson, Steven Mitchell and his wife, Nancy; niece Theresa Martin Watson and step-granddaughter, Kelly J. Mitchell.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated starting at 11:30 AM on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at St. Barnabas Catholic Church. The Mass will be streamed live via the church website (www.saintbarnabasarden.org). Inurnment will be held at White Haven Memorial Park in Pittsford, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Margaret’s name to the Givens Resident Assistance Ministry, 2360 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville NC 28803 or to the Nazareth College Scholarship Fund, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618.
Groce Funeral Home’s Lake Julian team is assisting the family.