Thelma Matz

Thelma Matz

Thelma Pearl Matz, 91, of Burnt Prairie passed away Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28 at Deaconess Gateway, Evansville, Ind.

Matz was born March 1, 1928 in Maunie, the daughter of Robert and Pearl (Tiedemann) Farny.

Matz is survived by five children:  Owen N. Matz, Jr. (Margery) of Frankfort, Ind.; Donna Jean Bodell of Highland, Mich.; Diana Stoecker (Leonard) of Albion; Sue Garrett of Mill Shoals; and Rebecca Beskow (Robert) of Carmi.

She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Owen Matz, her son, Henry Matz, her parents, seven brothers: Robert Jr., who passed in infancy, Julius, Charles, John, Clarence, Phil and Paul Farny and two sisters: Mildred, who passed in infancy and her twin sister, Murrel (Farny) Swingle.

Matz was a retired farmer, wife and mother.

She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Burnt Prairie. Mrs. Matz was baptized on Sept. 25, 2005.