Wilma Mattern, 97, a resident of the Passavant Retirement Community, Zelienople, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2021. She was born on May 9, 1924 in Economy to the late William and Mable (Neeley) Zehnder. Wilma was a long time, faithful and very active member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Economy where she participated in the Charity Circle and Piety Circle bible study groups, and the women's crafting group. She was also a member of the Economy Senior Citizens, Economy Civic Club, Economy Women's Club the Women's Federation where she served as president for many terms. Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were her husband, Robert Mattern and a sister, Lila Burgess. She is survived by a son, Ron Mattern of Springboro, PA, granddaughter, Crystal Mattern of Highpoint, NC, grandson, Robert Mattern of Greensboro, NC, nieces, Betty Olcott of Virginia, Joyce (Greg) Schwarz of Leesburg, VA, great nieces and great nephews, Trey and Taylor Alcott, Collin Schwarz, Michelle (Kevin) Helm, Melanie Schwarz, all of Leesburg, VA, Christopher Horton of Matsumato, Japan and Lila Horton of Richmond, VA. Friends will be received on Friday from 4 to 8 PM in the John Syka Funeral Home, Inc. 833 Kennedy Drive, Ambridge. Family and friends will meet Saturday in Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 2147 Ridge Road Extension, Economy where a funeral service will be held at 11AM with her pastor, the Rev. Jill McGregor officiating. Interment will be in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.
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