Betty Louise Mattern, 93

Betty Louise Mattern, 93, of Haines City, Fla., died at 7:10 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at Copper Trace in Westfield.  She was born Aug. 3, 1926 in Wabash County to Lloyd and Margaret (Dyson) Niccum.

Betty was a graduate of Chippewa High School. She married Carl Mattern, Jr. in Wabash on Dec. 3, 1966, he died Sept. 18, 1996. She was a homemaker and also worked at Wabash Alloys. Betty was a member of Phi-Delta-Kappa Fraternity, and was a past National Sweetheart in 1989. She was a former member of the Bachelor Creek Church of Christ. Betty enjoyed playing cards, crafts, crocheting, and was very artistic. She was a longtime Wabash County resident, and had lived in Florida since 1994.

She is survived by her four children, Pamela (Ron) Reynolds and Raymond (Marianne) Wolf, both of Haines City, Fla., Jay (MaryLee) Mattern of Walkerton, and Todd (Margo) Mattern of Carmel; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and one great-great grandson. She was also preceded in death by her parents; brother, Robert Niccum; and her sister, Mary Yocum.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, with Pastor Kent Harting and Andrew Hartley officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is American Heart Association.

The memorial guest book for Betty may be signed at

Posted on 2020 Jan 14