MORRIS — Frances Woehrle Matteson, 84, of Morris, N.Y., and West Laurens, N.Y., died Thursday, July 3, 2003, at Fox Hospital in Oneonta, N.Y.
She was born Jan. 23, 1919, in Roscoe, N.Y., the daughter of Charles and Margaret (Bauer) Woehrle. She graduated from Roscoe High School in the Class of 1935 and attended Delhi College, graduating in 1937. Between 1937 and 1941, she was employed at Meridale Farms, where she worked in the main office and then for Delaware Company Co-op Creamery, again in the office.
She was married to Keith B. Matteson in 1941, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Delhi, N.Y. They bought a farm on Route 23 in West Laurens where they were successful farmers for 58 years, until Keith's death on Feb. 1, 1995.
In September 2002, Frances moved to Morris and lived there ever since.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, John and Pat Matteson of West Laurens, Jim and Diane Matteson of Madison, Conn., Joan and Allen Hanson of Amherst, Mass., her eight grandchildren, twins, Margaret Bunnell and husband John of Gilbertsville, Courtney Mackey and husband Jerry of West Oneonta, Jesse Hartley-Matteson and wife Amy of Mattapoisett, Mass., Abigail Matteson of West Laurens, Matt and Todd Matteson of Madison, Conn., Kristine Dion and husband Mike of Westfield, Mass., and David Hanson of Amherst, Mass.
She is also survived by her six great-grandchildren, McKenna Bunnell, Teagan and Aidan Mackey, Sam Hartley-Matteson and Nathan and Lindsey Dion.
Frances was a member of the Laurens Eastern Star for 53 years and served as secretary for 31 years. She was a 60-year member of the west Laurens Grange, a member of Zion Episcopal Church in Morris, and a member of the West Laurens Homemakers. She was an active member of those organizations throughout her lifetime.
Calling hours will be on Saturday, July 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris.
Funeral services will be held at the Zion Episcopal Church Morris, on Sunday, July 6, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Witt officiating.
Committal services and internment will be in Hillington Cemetery in Morris.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make contributions to the Episcopal Church General Fund, Morris, N.Y., 13808, or the Morris Village Library, Morris, N.Y., 13808, in her memory.
Arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.
Published in The Daily Star on July 5, 2003.
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