Mitzi Green Fields
- Published: March 3, 2016
Mitzi O. Green Fields, age 63, of Rising Sun, Md., passed away on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. Born on Aug. 7, 1952, in Hopkinsville, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Harvey Oscar Green and Dolly Henrietta (Armstrong) Green.
She graduated from Upper Arlington High School, Columbus, in 1970 and The Ohio State University, College of Allied Medicine in 1975.
She lived in Hopkinsville, Ky.; Paris, France; Augusta, Ga.; Sierra Vista/Ft. Huachuca, Ariz.; Upper Arlington, Ohio; Carey, N.C.; Dubuque, Iowa; Reno, Nev.; Kemblesville, Pa.; Newark, Del.; Elkton, Md.; and Rising Sun, Md.
In 2014, she retired from Cecil County Public Library system as Branch Manager in Rising Sun, Md. Previously trained as a medical technologist, she worked in various hospitals, including The Ohio State University Hospital, Duke University, Dubuque, Washoe County Medical Center in Reno, and Christiana Care in Newark, Del.
Mitzi was a dog lover, line dancer, quilter, cross stitcher, basket maker, avid reader, pottery collector, and world traveler. She was a long time member of various book groups. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and great-aunt.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Sweeney of Rising Sun, Md.; son, Andrew Bernard Fields and his partner, Emily Earnest, of West Grove, Pa; daughter, Amanda Green Fields McWilliams and her husband, Joseph McWilliams, of Salisbury, Md.; sisters, Gretchen Green and her husband Stanley Kronenberger, of Columbus, and Theresa Green Mayer and her husband, Jim, of Yellow Springs; brother, Harvey Oscar Green II and his partner, Pat Currie, of Columbus; step-daughters, Lisa Sweeney of Egg Harbor Twp., N.J., and Anne Sweeney and her companion Sam Moss of Linwood, N.J.; grandchildren, Alexander Linden Fields, and Daniel Houston McWilliams; and former husband, Stephen Fields. She is also survived by nephews, Brian Mayer, his wife, Emilie, and Kevin Mayer; and grandniece, Anastasia Sophia Mayer.
Mitzi’s family would like to extend their thanks to the Union Hospital and Amedisys Hospice staff.
Mitzi asks that if you have ever had heartburn, please follow up with your family physician, and ask to have an upper endoscopy for early detection of esophageal cancer.
A Celebration of Life was held on Friday, Feb. 26, at R.T. Foard Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association” sent in care of the funeral home at 111 South Queen St., Rising Sun, MD 21911. To send condolences, please visit http://www.rtfoard.com.