Betty J. Matern

December 14, 1931June 4, 2019

On Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Betty Joan Matern, loving wife and mother of four children, passed away at the age of 87. Betty was born on December 14, 1931 in Shelby County, Alabama to E.A. and Elizabeth (DeShazo) Edwards. On February 4, 1956 she married Harold Adolph Matern and they were married for over 63 years until his death. They raised two sons, Hal and Karl, and two daughters, Becky and Kathy. Together in love they traveled the country and the world while Harold served in the U.S. Navy. Betty loved her family and especially her husband Hal. Together they developed and managed a web-based doll clothing business for many years. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Hal, her father E.A., and her mother Elizabeth. She is survived by her four children, Hal (Cindy), Becky (Ron), Karl and Kathy, her grandchildren, Brianne (Jared), Dallas, Brittany (Brandon) and Jenny, and her great-grandchildren, Maya, Grayson and Baby Bell (due in September). A visitation service will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at The Open Door United Methodist Church of Cocoa, 825 Forrest Avenue, Cocoa, FL at 10 AM, followed by a funeral service at 11 AM at the same location. A reception will be held at Hughlett Hall adjacent to the church following the funeral service. Donations may be sent in lieu of flowers to Sharing Center of Central Brevard


  • Visitation Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 11, 2019


Betty J. Matern

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Debbie Lofland

June 7, 2019

Aunt Betty and my Uncle Harry who passed away several weeks ago were always very special to me. They brought so much love, understanding, and so many beautiful memories to our families. They will be missed, but at the same time, we can rejoice that they are in Heaven with family and friends who passed before them and no longer suffer. What a glorious reunion they must be having! Love you Aunt Betty and Uncle Harry! Tell My Dad and Mom we said hello, until we meet again!