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Mary Elizabeth RootPassing: April 22, 2021


Mitchell Church of Christ

Funeral Service

Monday, April 26th @ 2:00 p.m.


Mitchell Church of Christ

Monday, April 26th @ 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Monday, April 26th

MITCHELL –Mary Elizabeth Root, 92, 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 November 4, 1949, and he preceded her in death 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.

Martha (Marc) Fields of Mitchell
Larry (Jane) Root of Mitchell
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:  Mitchell Church of Christ

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18 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Ginny McMinds | Evanston, WY
    Date: May 3, 2021
    Dear Friends, Remembering Elizabeth brings a smile to my face. I remember her as being so pleasant and outgoing. We shared many great conversations in our Homemakers Club, and when we met at the hospital where she volunteered. She was a delight to be with and I am blessed by her presence in my life. Prayers for comfort and peace to all the family.
  2. Guest: Jacquie Kinser Drummond | New Albany, IN
    Date: May 1, 2021
    Martha and Larry I loved my 30 minutes a week with your Mother while taking piano lessons. I fondly think of her often, almost every time I sit and play. Prayers for your family during this time.
  3. Guest: Debbie Clock | Mitchell
    Date: April 26, 2021
    Larry & Martha, Your mother was a precious, sweet lady, I will always remember her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
  4. Guest: Robin and Jill Roberts | Bedford
    Date: April 26, 2021
    Martha & Larry; sorry for your loss; she was a wonderful loving lady
  5. Guest: Cathy and Greg Brewer | Mitchell
    Date: April 26, 2021
    Larry, Martha, and family...so sorry for your loss. I remember her substitute teaching at Burris school. Just a sweet, lovely lady.
  6. Guest: Robin Spancake | Bedford, IN
    Date: April 26, 2021
    Elizabeth was such a joy to be around. She never spoke ill against anyone. I truly loved her as a person and my dear friend. She will be missed but always in my heart
  7. Guest: Connie Smith | MITCHELL
    Date: April 24, 2021
    Larry, Martha and families, so sorry for your loss. Such a nice, gracious lady.
  8. Guest: Patty Cottengain | Orleans IN
    Date: April 24, 2021
    I'm so sorry for your loss.
  9. Guest: Michelle Elkins | Brownstown, Indiana
    Date: April 23, 2021
    Mary was such a sweetheart and I really thought the world of her. She will be greatly missed. I am so glad to have had the honor of caring for her at Stonebridge. My prayers go out to the family.
  10. Guest: Mike and Rita Ramey | Bedford, IN
    Date: April 23, 2021
    Elizabeth was always neatly dressed, she eagerly picked us up for vacation Bible school and put up with all the noise that young girls can make. She was a jewel and will wear her wings well, God Bless Marty and Larry and families. Mike and Rita
  11. Guest: Beth Chastain Pattison | New Smyrna Beach, FL
    Date: April 23, 2021
    Dear Martha, Larry, and families, I fondly remember your mother from growing up in the Mitchell Church of Christ. She was so talented and gracious. May your happy memories bring you comfort in your loss.
  12. Guest: Mary Pat Elliott | Mitchell, IN
    Date: April 23, 2021
    I spent time with Elizabeth when I volunteered at Dunn. What a great time we had solving the problems of the world!
  13. Guest: Jamie Russell | Mitchell, IN
    Date: April 23, 2021
    So sorry for your loss! I so enjoyed Wed night class with this very classy lady years ago!
  14. Guest: Charles and Janet Noe
    Date: April 23, 2021
    Maratha, so sorry to hear this. What a wonderful life she had. She touched many lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
  15. Guest: Waneta and Jim Wires | Mitchell
    Date: April 23, 2021
    Our condolences to the family in the loss of this wonderful lady. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
  16. Guest: Susan Chastain Kay | Blaine, tn
    Date: April 23, 2021
    Such a lovely person. So sorry for your loss.
  17. Guest: Penny Prince | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: April 22, 2021
    So sorry. Prayers for the family.
  18. Guest: Rose Cody | Orleans
    Date: April 22, 2021
    Sorry for your loss, I am so glad I had the opportunity to work with her at the hospital. Will be keeping all in our thoughts and prayers 🙏