MATHENA, Mary Catherine (Chandler)

Date of birth: 1 Jun 1908 Johnson County, Indiana

Date of death: 29 Mar 1950 Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana

Source: Muncie Star, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, March 30, 1950

Week's Illness Fatal to Mary C. Mathena
      Mrs. Mary C. Mathena, 540 South Gharkey 
Street, died at 3:45 o'clock yesterday morning 
at Ball Hospital after a week's illness.  She was 
employed in the Chevrolet-Muncie cafeteria and 
formerly worked at the Superior Laundry.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 2 
o'clock Friday afternoon at the Flinn Funeral 
Home in Franklin.  Burial will be in Greenlawn 
Cemetery.  The body was removed yesterday 
to Franklin from the Plepho Funeral Home.

Source: Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, March 29, 1950

Mary C. Mathena Dies At Muncie
Funeral Services Are Set For Friday
      Death came to Mrs. Mary Chandler 
Mathena, age 41, at Ball Memorial Hospital, 
Muncie, Wednesday morning at 4 o'clock.
      She had been ill for the past three 
weeks and after developing pneumonia 
was taken to the hospital Tuesday evening 
at 5 o'oclock.
      Funeral services will be conducted 
at the Flinn mortuary Friday afternoon at 
2:30 o'clock with the Rev. Golden A. 
Smith, pastor of the Grace Methodist Church 
in charge.  Burial will be in Greenlawn 
      Friends may call at the funeral home 
Thursday afternoon from 3 to 5 o'clock 
and in the evening from 7 to 9 and are 
invited to attend the rites.
	Active In Church
      Mrs. Mathena was born in Johnson County 
on June 1, 1908, the daughter of Lewis and 
Katherine Coffman Chandler.  Most of her 
life had been spent in Franklin where she 
had attended the public schools.
      She became the wife of Donnel Mathena 
on March 19, 1927, and was the mother of 
three children.
      A member of the Grace Methodist Church, 
she had taken an active part in its program 
and had been a teacher of the high school 
      Surviving with Mr. Mathena, are the 
two daughters, Miss Betty Mathena, at home; 
Mrs. James Charles, of Franklin; the son, 
Donnell Mathena, at home; the parents, of 
Muncie; one grandson, Lloyd Dale Charles; 
two sisters, Mrs. John Hefley and Mrs. 
Archie Short, of Muncie. 

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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