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Kathleen A. Mitchell (nee Karney), age 80 and a life resident of Amherst, passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Amherst Manor.


Kathleen was born in Lorain, July 25, 1941 to the late Louis and Ellen (nee Slavik) Karney.  She was a 1959 graduate of Marion L. Steele High School.  Throughout her life she was a homemaker who volunteered at St. Joseph Catholic Church and School in Amherst while her children were attending school there.  She was a former Grey Lady at Amherst Hospital.  All through her life she loved the Cleveland Indians.  Most importantly Kathleen was family oriented and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.  She was also an avid animal lover.  Kathleen worked for ten years at Marianne’s Pizzeria in Amherst.


Survivors include her six children; Ronald (Janice) Mitchell of Oberlin, Jerome Mitchell of Amherst, Anthony Mitchell of Amherst, Thomas Mitchell of Amherst, Erica (Roy) Smith of Elyria, Deanne Mitchell (Kristen Hayden) of Amherst, daughter-in-law Felicia Mitchell, 14 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her husband Alfred D. Mitchell (2008) and her son Joseph Mitchell (2017).


Family will receive friends at the Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, 851 Park Avenue, Amherst on Monday from 4-8 p.m.  The Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11 a.m., Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Amherst with burial following in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Amherst. 

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