Evelyn J., nee Degener, Matson, 89, of Sparta, IL; formerly of Marissa, IL; born on June 22, 1924 in Steeleville, IL; passed away on Monday, October 21, 2013 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.
Mrs. Matson retired as a secretary from State Farm Insurance Company. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marissa, IL. Evelyn was also a homemaker and she greatly enjoyed playing cards at the Macke Senior Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents – Elmer and Amelia, nee Schuette, Degener. Her loving husband Robert C. Matson whom she married on June 27, 1942 in Perryville, MO. and who passed away on September 23, 2001. 2 brothers.
She is survived by 1 sister – Wilma Stellhorn of Red Bud, IL. 1 brother – Roger (Hazel) Degener of St. Louis, MO. 1 sister-in-law – Elaine Degener of Granite City, IL. 3 nieces – Carmen Kloth; Vicki Keller; Carol Jackson.
Memorials may be made to the Macke Senior Center.
Visitation: Friends may call at the First Baptist Church in Marissa, IL on Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 9:00am to 11:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Marissa, IL on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 11:00am with Rev. James Harkness officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.