Mattie Lee Filberth

November 26, 1919December 29, 2012

Mattie Lee Filberth, 93 of Mt. Vernon, IL passed away 4:30pm Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Doctors Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Salem, IL.

Mattie Lee was born November 26, 1919 at Salem, NM to Felix and Clara (Ealy) Wagoner. Mattie Lee married Dr. Glen W. Filberth October 9, 1943 and he preceded her in death in 2007. She worked as a physician’s assistant.

Mattie Lee was a member of the Elks Club and United Methodist Church in Mt. Vernon, IL Mattie Lee is survived by her daughter Janet Fryar of Mt. Vernon, IL; three sons Bill Filberth (Theresa) of Houston, TX, Bob Filberth (Luretta) of San Antonio, TX, and Dr. Jim Filberth (Janet) of Meriden, KS; and one sister Myrena Tate of Lewisburg, TN. Nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren also survive.

Mattie was preceded in death by her husband, one son Dale and her parents.

Cremation rites were accorded and no local services are planned. Inurnment will be scheduled at a later date in Florida.


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Mickey Lambert

February 2, 2013

Janet, I think you remember me. I can say my mom loved your parents very, very much. I send my deepest condolences from the Ohio River.
My parents and sister are now with your parents.
I can see them now.
I also remember following your dad around and playing with Keeya alot when I was young.
My heart, love, and prayers are with you and your family.

Tom & Marybeth Bolerjack

January 8, 2013

Dear Jim and family, we have such fond memories of Mattie and the old Homestead days. She was so very sweet and will be missed.

Helen Hassakis

January 8, 2013

Janet and family, my sympathy to you and your family. Mattie was such a wonderful person and will be missed.

Linda McKinney

January 4, 2013

Janet, You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda (Bean) McKinney

January 3, 2013

Janet, the last time Mom and I visited Mattie Lee out at Green Tree she was so excited and full of laughter....we talked non stop for over an hour. A friend called and asked if we knew Mattie was in the hospital, of course we did not, by that time she was not in the hospital and at White Oak. We went to White Oak but she was not there and the phone number I have for you is out of service. So when we were told Monday our hearts hurt more than you'll ever know. We go back a long way and the memories will never leave us. Camping, cards and ski shows......we are truly blessed because our families were so close. Know we love you.......Mom said I must sign her name as Jessie Clark, her very best friend (because that's what Mattie called her). Call us anytime, please! Jessie & Allyson Clark Mt Vernon, IL

Jane Raney

January 3, 2013

Janet and Family: Mattie Lee was one of my favorite people in the world. Always so loving and funny. She was full of smiles and optimism. My love and prayers go out to you and your family. I'll bet they have duck soup running again and are laughing by the camp fire. So sorry for your loss.

Fran Mahoney

January 2, 2013

Janet and family:

Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I will always remember your Mom's sweet smile and loving nature as she managed a class of giggling girls in Sunday School or GA's.

Fran Johnson Mahoney

Annette Hays Morgan

January 1, 2013

Please accept our deepest sympathies. I will always remember Mattie for her sweet nature and kind ways from our days at the Second Baptist church and Sunday School in Mt. Vernon and the crazy fun weekends water skiing and camping at Crab Orchard. Mattie and Doc were good friends to my mom and dad, Vera Hays and the late Roy Hays. My mom Vera also sends her deepest sympathies and condolences to all the Filberth family.

Nancy Gibbs

December 31, 2012

Our sympathy to the Filberth family. Mattie was one of our favorite people at Green Tree. She looked forward to being with us each month as we joined together there to sing hymns, hear Victor's message, and share communion. We will miss her sweet spirit.

Nancy Gibbs, Parish Visitor
First United Methodist Church
Mt. Vernon, IL