SCIO - Martha J. Mitchell, 81 of 5480 Rt. 417, passed away Tuesday August 30, 2016 in the Rochester General Hospital following a brief illness. Born February 27, 1935 in Angelica, she was the daughter of Emmett and Mary McAllister Ward. Martha married Raymond Mitchell on October 24, 1953 in Obi NY. Mr. Mitchell preceded her in death on December 19, 2004.
Martha was self-employed as a house cleaner and custodian for various businesses and private families.
Surviving are two children, David (Judy) Mitchell of Shinglehouse, PA and Beverly J. Reinhart of Wellsville. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter and one sister Janet Hodgkins Loraine Ohio and one brother Leroy Ward Litchfield Ohio. She was preceded in death by one grandson, four great-grandchildren and two brothers, Charles and James Ward.
Friends may call at the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc. Bolivar on Saturday September 3, 2016 from 10 a.m.- noon. Funeral and committal services will follow visitation with Pastor Richard Hurd pastor of the Allentown Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Sweden Hill Cemetery Coudersport Pa. A reception will be held following the funeral service at the home of David Mitchell, 2405 Eleven Mile Rd. Shinglehouse Pa.