The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


January 21, 2014

Mattie C. (Stigers) Boyle

PAVIA — BOYLE – Mattie C. (Stigers), 89, Pavia, was a woman of prayer and met up with her heavenly Father and earthly husband Jan. 20, 2014, at her daughter, Cathy’s, house in Culpeper, Va. Born Feb. 7, 1924, in Pavia, daughter of the late Henry and Ada Carrie (Berkey) Stigers. On Aug. 28, 1943, she married Paul J. Boyle, who preceded her in death on June 20, 1985. Preceded in death by an infant daughter, LaVaughn; grandson, Lewis Howsare; and son-in-law, Clyde (Bill) Howsare. Survived by children, Shirley Howsare, and her children, William, and Terri, wife of Todd Hauze; LaVerne Ferguson, and husband, Larry G., and their children, Trena, Cindi (Gerry) Aurandt, Larry Paul and (Amanda), Robert and (Amy) and James and (Amanda); Larry Boyle, and wife, Donna, and their child, Joshua; and Cathy Decker, and husband, Daniel, and their children, Alexander, Lindsay, and Lance. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Matthew, Deena, Ross, Austin, Ryan, Dillon, Michelle, Skyler, Layla, Clayton, Peyton, Grant, Luke and Owen. Mattie was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a 1943 graduate of Beaverdale High School. During her lifetime, she worked at Sylvania in Johnstown during World War II; at Howard Johnson, where she became great friends with Bobby Blackburn; and Holiday Inn. She was a prayer warrior as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend to all she met. Mattie was a servant of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ from a young age. She was a hard worker at all she encountered in her journey. She lived her life in service to the Lord. Mattie had many “adopted” children and grandchildren throughout the world. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home, Alum Bank, Pa., and from 10 a.m. until the hour of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Pennwood Bible Church, Everett, Pastor Floyd Rinehart, officiating. Interment, Pavia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, make a wish to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in memory of Heather Miller (FROG). Arrangements by J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home.

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Tackling the area's drug problem.
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