Mattie E Alsman

December 11, 1921April 23, 2012

Mattie E. Alsman, 90, of Bloomington, passed away at 6:40am, Monday, April 23, 2012 at ASTA Care Center in Bloomington.

Mattie was born December 11, 1921 to Allen and Rosey Smith Smiley in Glen Dean, KY. She married Arthur “Bud” Alsman on June 21, 1940; he survives.

Also surviving are children Fritzie (Gary) Schoonover, Don (Linda) Alsman, both of Bloomington, Al (Sandy) Alsman, Normal, and Patty (Jim) Keeran, Racine, WI; 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 sister, Sarah E. Reum, and 1 brother, Herman H. Smiley.

Mattie worked in food service for many years at District 87. She cherished time spent with her family, as well as camping and playing cards. Mattie enjoyed 20 winters in Florida with her husband, Bud.

Funeral services for Mattie will be held at 1pm Thursday, April 26, 2012 at East Lawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior at the funeral home. Interment will follow at East Lawn Memorial Gardens.

The family would like to thank all the staff at ASTA Care for the wonderful care that was received. The friendship of residents is greatly appreciated.

Memorial contributions may be made to charity of the donor’s choice.

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Ellen Reitz

April 26, 2012

Take stregnth in your family they will be your comfort.

Scott Johnson

April 26, 2012

May God comfort The Alsman Family during this difficult time. I'm so sorry for your loss.

April 26, 2012

So sorry to hear about your loss; I was fortunate enough to work with Mattie at Bent school back in the 80's; she was always talking about her family; she was a joy to work with and an inspiration and a little bit of a mentor to me, as we had just moved to Bloomington; I know you have great memories because of some of those she shared with me about "you" ! God bless you all, Susan S.

Gordy & Linda Thomas

April 26, 2012

Thinking of you and your family, Al and trusting that God will comfort you all. What a blessing to have had such a lovely lady for your Mother!

April 25, 2012

I will miss my dearest aunt everyday. Comdolences and aloha to all the Alsman Family. Dee Gregg, Kamuela, Hawaii

Bonnie Armstrong

April 25, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the Alsman family during this difficult time. Mattie will be missed by many.

Bruce & Kim Simmons

April 25, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Amy Glasscock

April 24, 2012

Rest in Peace Mattie, what a wonderful family legacy you have left in your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. So full of love! God Bless You.

Frank Friend

April 24, 2012

Sorry for your lose.

April 24, 2012

May the God of tender mercies grant peace and comfort during this difficult time. (2 Cor. 1:2,3).