Matthews, Jean, Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Passed away surrounded by her family on January 9, 2010 at Covenant HealthCare – Cooper. Age 67 years. Elsie Jean Lang was born on December 26, 1942 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Adrian and Frances (Hawekotte) Lang. She married James A. Matthews on September 18, 1964 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He survives her.  Surviving besides her husband, James are two sons, Christopher A. Matthews of Farmington Hills, MI., and Timothy J. (Rachael) Matthews of St. Joseph, MI.; a grandson, Hunter James Matthews and a sister, Jeanette Carol (Edward) Ytsma of Cleveland, OH. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.  Elsie was preceded in death by a brother, Martin William Lang. Jean enjoyed her family, traveling, working on her son’s house, and spoiling her grandson. Jean also loved her golden retrievers. Jean’s family would like to extend thanks to the nursing staff of Covenant S. I.C.U. and Dr. Babu Paidipaty for their loving care.  Jean’s Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 4735 W. Michigan Ave. Rev. John R. Johnson will officiate.  Friends may call at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State) on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass.  In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may consider memorials to Covenant HealthCare. Please share your thoughts and memories with Jean’s family at the funeral home, the church or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.