ANDOVER – Isabel E. “Emily” Mattison, 79, passed away quietly on Friday (March 12, 2021) at Houghton Rehabilitation &Nursing Center, following a lengthy illness.
Emily was born on April 27, 1941 in Wellsboro, Pa. to Donald E. and Fern M. (Cordts) Ward. She is a 1958 graduate of Wellsboro Area High School in Wellsboro, Pa.
Emily is survived by her children, Donald (Brenda) Mattison of Enville, Tenn., Tina (Carson Carney) McCaffrey of Taft, Tenn., Raymond Mattison of Pa., Archie (Margaret Ames) Mattison of Friendship, and Gene (Julie) Mattison of Lakeland, Fla.; one brother, Glen Ward of Georgia; 14 grandchildren, Dianna Mattison of Mo., Ashley (Chris) Morgan of Fla., Tonya Trejo-Chavez of Florence, Ala., Bradley McCaffrey of Taft, Tenn., Loretta (Craig) Hamilton of Hornell, Raymond Mattison Jr. of Pa., Stephanie Mattison of Lakeland, Fla., Trenton Mattison of Pa., Raymond (Ariel) Butler of Friendship, Gabriele Butler of Olean, Kimberly Butler of Friendship, Brandon Husted of Scranton, Pa., Matthew Husted of Scranton, Pa., and Cody Mattison of Lakeland, Fla.; and 21 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by the father of her children, Cecil Mattison.
Emily was devoted to her family and knew the value of hard work. She routinely operated the tractor, dozer and other heavy equipment while managing the office of the family logging business, M&M Lumber in Whitesville.
Emily enjoyed the outdoors, especially riding horseback. She had a broad taste of music and loved getting together for a time of dancing. Family cookouts were special times for her, as well as a particularly memorable trip to Niagara Falls.
Wednesday (March 17) from noon-2 p.m. at the Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.
Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home immediately following the visitation
Rev. Calvin Densmore of the Andover First Baptist Church officiating.
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