Mattie Ellen Talbert LeQuire

August 8, 1936October 8, 2020

The beautiful soul of Mattie Ellen Talbert LeQuire born August 8, 1936 in Wooster, Ohio peacefully accepted the invitation of her Lord and Savior to come to her waiting place in Heaven Thursday, October 8, 2020 at her home of over 50 years in Apison, Tennessee.

She was the only daughter of Frank Plummer Talbert and Avenella Conaway both of Ohio. She graduated from Shreve High School in Wooster, Ohio where she was a member of the Future Homemakers of America, as well as Edmondson Junior College in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She retired from J.C. Penney where she was employed as a professional brassiere fitter. She was the widow of Dean Vernon LeQuire, married 1955. Most importantly, she was the paragon of a wonderful, loving and devoted mother.

She is preceded in death by her grandson, Casey Lamar Hindman, brothers, Clarence Martin, Gary Martin, Granvill Talbert and Charles “Butch” Worthington.

She is survived by her four children, Frank LeQuire (Susan), Michael LeQuire, Rebecca LeQuire, and Jennifer LeQuire (Duane Haines), her grandchildren, Charlie Hindman, Matthew LeQuire, Sebastian Wheeler and Ariel LeQuire and great-grandchild, Axel Devine.

She will be sorely missed for her wisdom, kindness and fiery spirit; but, most of all for her unconditional love.

She requested cremation which is being handled by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist. There will be no viewing but rather a celebration memorial of her wonderful life that will be held at a later date. If you wanted to see her one last time, you should have visited while she was still kicking. Priorities, people, priorities.

In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (, National Kidney Foundation (, or better still take your mother out to eat and spend quality time with her.

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Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Rebecca LeQuire

October 16, 2020

Yesterday marked 1 week since my Momma went home. I have been trying to decide what memory I wanted to share, because I have many. But, maybe it's her essence that needs to be shared. Momma believed in hard work, honesty, and love. And she believed in the power of God and prayer. She always said, all you had to do was speak it and claim it. Momma was our teacher, our nurturer,our friend. Mostly, she was our Mother; setting a firm foundation for us to emulate. My rock, my anchor. I love you Momma


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