Jean C. Matteson

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 2/16/2010 14:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 2/17/2010 13:30:00

Jean C. Matteson, age 88, resident of Willard, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2010 in Willard Healthcare Center. She was born on July 20, 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to the late Albert and Fannie (Taylor) Westerman and had been a resident of Willard most of her life. She was a 1939 graduate of Poland Seminary High School in Poland, Ohio and was employed for 28 years at the Willard United Bank. She was a member of the Willard First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, her flowers, writing letters and sending cards to friends, and spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great granddaughter.
She is survived by her daughter, Diane (David) Long of Willard, OH; two grandchildren, Eric (Angel) Long of Willard, OH and Hilary (Jim) Crawford of Saltillo, MS; five great grandchildren, Amber and Madelynn Long and Cody, Cary and Caty Crawford; and a great great granddaughter, Whitney a brother, Robert Westerman of Huston, TX; special cousin, Jackie Taylor of Marion, OH; numerous nieces and nephews; and her dog, Barney.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Eugene L. “Baldy” Matteson, whom she married on November 20, 1941; her parents; and a sister, Virginia (Ralph) Lanker and family, Ray, BeaSue and Tom.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 1:30 PM with Sister Diana Hay officiating. Burial will be held in Centerton Cemetery in Centerton, Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Francis Xavier Catholic School. Online condolences can be made at


Bill - Feb 22, 2010

Dave, Diane, and family my deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family on the loss of your mother. With all my love and concern Bill and Lee Ritchie

Don and Donna Myers - Feb 18, 2010

Please accept our sincere condolences with the loss of your mother. Jean’s smile and kind words were her hallmark. She was a special person who we always enjoyed meeting. We will all share in your loss.

Jackie & Randy Collins - Feb 16, 2010

Diane and Dave, so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You have our deepest sympathy. And we’ll keep you in our prayers through this difficult time.

Evelyn Cox - Feb 16, 2010

I was so sadden by reading the death of your Mom I watch you grow up remember? Baldy and I did get along to well but, your Mom was a very good person and we got along fine. Your dad took my Jim in and he taught him a lot of good things.I also remember one day the back door bell rang their was Baldy with a case of beer and wished me a Happy Birthday. I learned his ways and took him with a grain of salt Ha! Again so sorry Evelyn Cox

Karl and Mary Lengyel - Feb 16, 2010

Dear Diane, Dave and Family, Please accept our symapathy and prayers in the loss of your precious mother. Words cannot offer much comfort but we are confident that Gods love can. Karl and Mary Lengyel and Family

Mary Rees - Feb 15, 2010

My sincerest condolences. Jean was a beautiful person and I always enjoyed talking to her at church. I know you will miss her greatly.
Mary Rees

Trish (Palmer) Tarr - Feb 15, 2010

You have my deepest sympathy.

Cynthia Branham - Feb 15, 2010

Please accept our condolences on the passing of Jean. I knew her through First United Methodist as did my parents, Herb and Hazel Lewellen. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Cynthia and Dennis Branham
Herb and Hazel Lewellen

Michaela Matteson Ewell - Feb 15, 2010

Diane,Dave & family,
I was so sad to hear of Aunt Jean’s passing. You truly were blessed to have such a wonderful mother/mother-in-law & grandmother. With Aunt Jean you never had to guess how much she cared or loved everyone, not only did she tell you, she showed you. I loved her zest for life and positive attitude, what a good example for the rest of us. Please take comfort in God’s promises and many years of happy memories with Aunt Jean.
Much love, Michaela

Annette - Feb 15, 2010

To the Family,
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to each of you.
May the words of Christ Jesus be of comfort to you. He states at John 5:28,29 that all those in the memorial tombs (graves) will hear his voice and come out.
Our Heavenly Father, Jehovah God also assures us at Revelation 21:3-5 that he is going to wipe away the tears of sorrow from our eyes forever and death will be no more.
Again, I extend my condolences to you. May the God of all Comfort comfort each of you.

susie and ron kissel - Feb 15, 2010

so sorry to hear about jean. she was a great lady and a great person that i worked with at the bank for many years.we had so many good times and many laughs. i will always be thannkful to her because it was she that introduced me to ron. she will be greatly missed.god bless to you and your family.

Larry and Marsha Predieri - Feb 14, 2010

Please accept our sympathy for the loss of your mother. We heard about it while visiting Troy in Florida.
Larry and Marsha9