Mireya del Castillo died June 17, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013 | 2:56 p.m. CDT; updated 3:06 p.m. CDT, Thursday, June 20, 2013

Mireya del Castillo, born in Camagüey, Cuba to César Alvarez Fuentes and Ernestina Betancourt, passed away on June 17, 2013 at Kansas City Hospice House surrounded by her family. Mireya practiced law in her native city before coming to the United States. She held a JD from the University of Havana and a MS in Library Science from Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia. She was Head Cataloger at Rockhurst College in Kansas City before relocating to Columbia to work at the University’s Ellis Library where she had several positions as Cataloger, Head of Monographs Cataloging and Director of Title II Grants. She cataloged records at the University Archives and the Law Library. She remained in Columbia during her retirement until a recent illness.