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Vera Fay DeMattei, 84, of Mt. Vernon, and a former Benton resident, passed away Monday evening June 26, 2017 at DePaul Hospital in St. Louis.
She was born January 18, 1933, in West Frankfort, IL the daughter of Fay & Alice Adeline (Schram) Austin.
She married William "Chick" DeMattei on October 29, 1977 and he preceded her in death on August 11, 2016.
She put her family first, she loved her kids and grandkids.
Mrs. DeMattei is survived by her:
4 Children:
Paula Rentfro & husband Garry of Lebanon, TN
Janis Strickland & husband Steve of Mt. Vernon
Terry DeMattei & wife Debby of Clayton, NC
Scott DeMattei & wife Marilyn of Zanesville, OH
` Grandchildren:
Jimmy Wells, Anna Rentfro, Jeff Rentfro, Lisa Rollins,
James David Rentfro, Amber Smith, Stephen Strickland,
Brook Dickneite, Mason Williams, Andrea Williams, Shannon French
Rachel Leaptrot, Ashley Herbert, Chad DeMattei, Erika Adornetto,
Abbie Poe, Adam Hooper, Katie Hooper
32 Great-Grandchildren
1 Sister: Deloris Bennett of Benton
Several Nieces & Nephews
Mrs. DeMattei was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, by a Daughter-Rhea Eva Odom & by a Granddaughter-Alicen Wells.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 1st at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Rev. Alan Newman officiating. Burial will follow in the Masonic & Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Friday at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home.
In lieu of Flowers, Memorials may be made to the Logan Street Baptist Church Building Fund.
For more information or to sign the online guest register please visit www.mortonjohnstonfuneralhome.com
Published on June 27, 2017
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