Mary Lee Shriver Matlick, 86, a resident of Blackman Heights, Parsons, and more recently a resident of Cortland Acres, departed this life Friday evening, Jan. 31, 2014, at Cortland Acres. She had been in declining health.
She was born Tuesday, April 13, 1926, in Unity, Pa., a daughter of the late Fletcher Cyrus Shriver and Olga Jeanette Hayhurst Shriver.
On Sept. 23, 1944, in Red House, Md., she was married to Harold Lester Matlick. They had celebrated 69 years of marriage.
Surviving are one son, Gerold Sheldon Matlick and wife, Lois, of Parsons; one daughter, Diane Ruth Matlick Wilfong Wade and husband, Danny, of Blackman Heights; one brother, James Lee Shriver and wife, Linda, of Romney; one sister, Betty Elizabeth Renner of New Martinsville; three grandchildren, Michael Sheldon Matlick and wife, Whitney, Matthew Scott Wilfong and wife, Jaymie, and Dana Ellen Matlick Mahanes and Steve; and two great- grandchildren, Lyndsay Hart and Hunter Mahanes.
Preceding her in death are one son, Keith Edmund Matlick; one daughter, Carla Jean Matlick; twin sisters, Janice Jennings and Janet Funk; and one son-in-law, Scott Wilfong.
She attended the schools of Fairmont. She was a homemaker and an employee of the former Half Price store of Parsons for several years. She was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, former Garnett Post, a member of the Parsons Chapter 91 Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She was an avid reader and enjoyed quilting, embroidery and collecting angels. She loved her children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. On Tuesday at 7 p.m. from the funeral home parlor, the Parsons Chapter 91, O.E.S., will conduct ritualistic services. Final rites will be conducted from the funeral home parlor on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Jeff Anderson, the Rev. Dave Snyder and the Rev. Father Timothy Grassi will officiate and interment will follow at the Mt. Zion Cemetery at Preston County.
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mary Lee Shriver Matlick. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.