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Frances M. (Cornelius) Matherly

Frances M. (Cornelius) Matherly
  • December 19, 1918 - February 18, 2019
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“Dear Jan & Family, I was doing the church service at Autumn Care this morning and heard about the passing of your precious mom. While I am so sorry...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Leslie Matz - Lake Norman area, NC

“Dear Jan, and Marty,I am so sad to learn about the passing of your mom. She was one of my dearest friends. We had many fun times together, and nice...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Mildred Cooper - Battle Creek, MI

“Dear Jan and Marty,I am sorry to read that you have lost your mom. She was such a sweet lady, and good friend to my mom. When I think of her , it is...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Linda Cooper-Losik - Casa Grande, AZ

“Janet and family So sorry to hear about your loss. I remember her well. We lost my mother in September 2018 hasn't been 6 months and we miss her so....Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Sue Clark-Barrus - battle creek, MI

“Melody and family. We are so sorry to hear about your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers and may you find comfort with friends and family...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Brian and Shelley Streeter - MI

“Jesse is a nephew of Helen Mitchell and has known Frances since he was very young ..Frances and Paul used to come see us when we came home to Battle...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Jesse H Metzgar - Battle Creek, MI

“Fran was a bright light in my world. I knew her as a member of Ruth Circle at First Presbyterian Church. Fran was a beautiful Christian woman and a...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: KATHLEEEN STRANG - Bsttle Creek, MI

“She was such a sweet lady. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Diann Palone - Burlington, MI

“My Mother, Lavon Berry (2016), was a member of Ruth Circle as well, and I remember Frances from those days. The numbers are sadly dwindling for...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Sandy Berry - San Diego, CA

“Frances was a sweet woman. She was an angel in my life. I'm so glad I met a wonderful as Frances. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Brittany Westmoreland - NC


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Frances M. (Cornelius) Matherly, 100, formerly of Battle Creek died Monday, February 18, 2019 at Autumn Care in Cornelius, North Carolina.

Frances was born December 19, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of Martin J. and Thyra (Baum) Cornelius. She grew up in Battle Creek, attended Springfield Schools and was a 1936 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School. Frances was employed at the Kellogg Company for 27 years, retiring in 1976.

Frances M. Cornelius was united in marriage to Paul R. Matherly on January 9, 1946 at First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul on December 13, 1999. Surviving are her son, Martin (Melody) Matherly of Richland, MI; daughter, Janet (Ronald) Ford of Charlotte, NC; four grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. In addition to her husband Paul, Frances was also preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Gladys Beaty and Irene Bakeman.

Frances was a member of the First Presbyterian Church for 69 years and an active member of its Ruth Circle. She loved corresponding with her friends and family by writing cards and sending emails and keeping in touch by phone. She enjoyed Church work and she loved family gatherings.

Frances' family will receive friends between 1-2pm Saturday February 23, 2019 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. A funeral service will be held directly afterward officiated by Rev. Pat Weatherwax. Final resting place at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Frances may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek.

Personal messages for the family may be placed here at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.