Obituaries

Celestia A. Matheson

August 20, 1928 - September 6, 2018

Celestia  A.  Matheson

Obituary

Celestia A. Matheson, 90, of Belvidere, Illinois, passed away peacefully at her home in Belvidere on September 6, 2018. Born August 20, 1928, the daughter of George and Alice (Tobyne) Fitch. Celestia graduated from Belvidere High School in 1946.

 Celestia married her sweetheart, Lawrence Sill Matheson September 8, 1946 in Belvidere. She was a seamstress at Vera’s Bridal for many years. First Baptist Church meant a tremendous amount to her and was a life long member. Celestia loved to sew, loved being with her family, enjoyed fellowship with her friends and was an active member of The County Line Grange. She was also a member of Ada Sterns Fellowship.

Celestia is loved and will be dearly missed by her sons, David (Carol) and Duane (June) Matheson; daughters, Jackie Murry, Jo Ellen Coleman and Marilyn Matheson; sister-in-law, Dorothy Fitch; six grandchildren; eleven great- grandchildren and one great- great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence; son, Dan Matheson; and son- in – law, Ken Coleman.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, September 14, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL, with a Grange Service at 6:45 p.m. Burial will be at 9 a.m., Saturday, September 15 at family cemetery. A Welcome Home Celebration will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 15 at First Baptist Church, 1255 W. Jackson St, Belvidere, IL 61008. Pastor Rex Rogers will officiate. Memorials to be established at a later date. To light a candle or share a condolence please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Friday, September 14, 2018

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, September 14, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL, with a Grange Service at 6:45 p.m.

Saturday, September 15, 2018
11:00 am

First Baptist Church

(815) 547-5800

A Welcome Home Celebration will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 15 at First Baptist Church, 1255 W. Jackson St, Belvidere, IL 61008. Pastor Rex Rogers will officiate.

Burial will be at 9 a.m., Saturday, September 15 at family cemetery.

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I’ve known Aunt Celestia all my life! Her Mom was my first Sunday School teacher. I married her nephew. We tried to visit whenever we were in town. We will miss her greatly. She was one of my Mother’s good friends. Myron and i are praying for all of you. We know your hearts are hurting.

Jean Peterson 2018-09-12T21:25:27

JoEllen, I’m sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. May she rest in peace. Prayers to you and your family.

Jeff Anderson 2018-09-11T12:23:31

Celestia was my role model since the day I met her. I was 19 years old, I just moved to Illinois and she was the first young person I met. It was 1953. We were one of 3 daughters at the neighborhood Mother’s and Daughter’s club. She has been my lifetime friend. I have learned many loving life lessons from her. She will always live in my heart,

Olive Fenton

Olive Fenton 2018-09-08T06:55:38

I’m so glad we got to celebrate your 90 th. Birthday together and have a chat. One of the kindest ladies I ever knew. Lots of child hood memories. You will be missed greatly.♥️

Sherry Hicks 2018-09-07T17:46:49

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