Mary (Merle) Mattingly


Mary (Merle) Mattingly, 86, died at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 1986, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.


Born Dec. 10, 1900 in Gibson County, Mrs. Mattingly was a resident of the Owensville Convalescent Home and had formerly resided in Fort Branch.


Preceding her in death were her parents, Louie Woods and Lorena Emerson; her husband, Forrest Mattingly who preceded her in death May 11, 1970; and a son, Earl Cleveland.


Surviving are five children, James Hickrod and Mrs. Selma Howell, both of Effingham, Ill., Max and Fred Gray, both of Millstadt, Ill.; a sister Pearl Gage of Danville, Ill.; and 23 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.


Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Stodghill Funeral Home in fort branch, with the Rev. Jack Eberhardt officiating. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery in Owensville.


Princeton, Indiana newspaper dated November 22, 1986.