Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary

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Barbara Ann Mattingly

March 11, 1927March 12, 2020

Barbara Ann (Grant) Mattingly 93, of Indianapolis, departed this life Wednesday, March 12, 2020. Barb was born March 11, 1927, in Detroit, Michigan, to Edward and Anna (Brice) Grant. She attended St. Therese Little Flower Catholic School, graduated from St. Mary’s High School, and attended Marian College. Barb thoroughly enjoyed working at L.S. Ayres downtown in the handkerchief department and General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC). She met the love of her life, Joe, on new year’s eve at a Young Catholic Adults (YCA) ski trip in Michigan.

Barb was a loving mother of four children, a faithful and active community volunteer at St. Andrews the Apostle Catholic Church, a reading tutor in the IPS primary grades, and a master typist in the world of business.

Her joys came from reading, her many friends, participation in the Homemakers Club, and family vacations. Anything involving the ocean was at the top of her list, including fresh shrimp and the beautiful views of the water. Remembering those trips brought her great happiness throughout the year. In retirement, she loved attending her grandchildren’s recitals, school programs and plays.

Barb was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, Joseph Francis Mattingly, and her adopted sister, Rose Koma Smith. She is survived by her loving children Alice Mattingly and Dolores "Dee" (Chris, deceased) Koepfer of Indianapolis, Edward (Judith) Mattingly of Santa Rosa, California, and Carol (Scott Latshaw) Mattingly of Charlottesville, Virginia, and grandchildren Grant Mattingly and Kara and Erika Koepfer.

Private services were held on Sunday, March 15, 2020. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Tamarindo Foundation or the charity of your choice.


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Barbara Ann Mattingly

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Sandi Patel

March 16, 2020

Barbara was one of the delightful ladies who came to the card making class I taught at Lincoln Lodge. She always used to make me smile because she'd say, "I got out of bed just for you." and it was 1:30 PM! Barb was one of my "advanced" students because she could recreate the card without much help from me, often making her own touches to the card. On the back of each card, I would stamp "handmade with love." One time, Barb was emphatic that I not put that stamp on the back, which surprised me. She said she was giving it to a fellow male resident and she didn't want him to "get any ideas. I'm just being friendly." That just tickled me. She was a lovely lady and I am so blessed to have known her! My deepest sympathy to the family.

Mary Pat Sharpe

March 16, 2020

Alice and family,
Prayers to you on the loss of your mom.
God bless,
Mary Pat Sharpe