Flora B. Mattingly, 86 of Viola, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. Funeral services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo. Burial will be in Viola Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Flora Mattingly Memorial Fund.
Flora was born on Feb. 7, 1927 in Saline County, Illinois to Amer & Gladys (Ewell) Pyles. She married Jack L. Mattingly in 1948. He preceded her in death in 2001.
Flora was a devoted member of the Joy Baptist Church, where she touched all the children’s lives by sewing them their own personal quilt. Her church and her family were her life.
Those left to cherish Flora’s memory include her eight children and spouses: Peggy & Bill Schaechter of Viola; Jerry Mattingly of Florida; Kenny & Tammy Mattingly of Milan; Bobby Mattingly & Darla of Louisiana; Rev. Johnny & Jackie Mattingly of Sterling; Garry & Melody Mattingly of North Carolina; Eddy Mattingly of Washington and Denny & Mary Mattingly of Florida; 25 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and a sister, Irene Brobst.
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