Mary "Margaret" (Phillips) Matteson

1929 - 2011

Mary "Margaret" (Phillips) Matteson, age 82, of Fulton, died Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at her home. Margaret was born on September 16, 1929, in New Bloomfield to the late Stephen Alfred Phillips and Julia Annie Brizendine. Margaret was married on June 26, 1946, to Marion Elvin Matteson, who preceded her in death. Margaret had previously worked at Florescheim Shoe Factory, Shoaf's Nursing Home and helped manage Reeds Lake. She was a devoted wife and mother and a wonderful homemaker all of her life. She enjoyed everything in life and mostly enjoyed spending time with her large family. She was beloved by all that knew her and will be greatly missed by all that adored her. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Carol (Jim) Robertson of Wake Forrest, North Carolina, Sharon Dean (Larry Harrison) of Port Charlotte, Florida, and Phyllis Bush of Fulton; nine grandchildren, Kim Edwards of Eldon, Steve Dean of Lake Ozark, Cathy Mead and Eric Robertson of Wake Forrest, North Carolina, Donnie Boffa of Jefferson City, Michelle Backues of Holts Summit, Kerry Bush of Columbia, Corey Bush of Fulton, and Jake Lederle of Columbia; 24 great- grandchildren; three great- great-grandchildren; one brother, Don Phillips of Fulton; one sister, Mildred Colter of Fulton; and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Margaret was preceded in death by a son, Gary Lederle of Fulton, four brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2011, at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton with Pastor Bruce Williamson officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at Maupin Funeral Home. Interment will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice, American Cancer Society, or the American Heart Association, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Blvd., Fulton, MO65251. Online condolences may be shared at www.MaupinFu