Doris V. Mitchell, 81, of Ridgway, died on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born Feb. 27, 1930, in DuBois, the daughter of Harry and Ellen Pendleton Cook. She married Paul A. Mitchell, who survives, on June 25, 1949.
She was a long-time Ridgway resident. She was a very active member of the Ridgway Church of the Nazarene. She was a member of their Church Stewards, the Church Board, a Sunday School teacher and a member of the choir. She was also active with the Church Mission Trips. She traveled to various countries such as Africa, Venezuela, Guatemala and Costa Rica. She was employed at the Home Telephone Co., helped run her family logging business and she was a licensed beautician. Doris had an impressive green thumb. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting, baking and was an avid entertainer.
In addition to her husband of 62 years, Paul, of Ridgway, she is survived by three children, Debra Merritt of Ridgway, her sons Michael, Aaron, Mathew, Andrew and her 10 grandchildren, with one great-granddaughter; Steven Mitchell of Ridgway, his children Katherine, Kristen, Emily, Steven and Alyssa and two granddaughters, and Ellen Tripodi of Brockport and her children Richard and Donna, with two granddaughters; and two sisters, Jeanette Peoples (Robert) of DuBois and Jane Anderson (Vincent) of DuBois.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a son, Paul L. Mitchell, his surviving children Robert, Tammy, William and Ezekiel with eight grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Lizbeth Mitchell; a son-in-law, Stephen Merritt; and by two sisters, Grace Cook and Sara Hendricks.
Funeral services for Doris V. Mitchell will be held in the Ridgway Church of the Nazarene on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 at 11 a.m. Officiating will be her former pastor, Gary Smith. Interment will be in Hopewell Cemetery in Frostburg, Pa. Friends will be received at the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to Pinecrest Manor, 763 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA 15857; Ridgway Church of the Nazarene, 27 Metoxet St. Ridgway, PA 15853; or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1128 State St., Ste. 301, Erie, PA 16501 (http://www.alz.org.net  Tribute Doris V. Mitchell).