The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

November 27, 2013

Elizabeth A. “Liz” Mattern, 72, Milton


The Daily Item

— MILTON — Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Mattern, 72, of Paradise Road, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at home.

She was born May 19, 1941, in Decatur, Tenn., the daughter of the late Olaf Jolley and the late Anna Mary (Hunter) and Pyatt Ziegler. On April 11, 1966, she married Lawrence S. “Sam” Mattern, who preceded her in death.

Liz was a 1958 graduate of Van High School in West Virginia, where she was valedictorian.

She was co-owner of S&L Trucking in Milton since 1969. Liz was a beloved employer. She was a member of the American Trucking Association and was involved with many local trucking companies.

Liz was a member of Concord United Methodist Church, Decatur, and attended St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in Milton.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Lisa G. Mattern-Stokes and Bobby Stokes, of Milton; one brother, John Reese Ziegler, of Decatur; four grandchildren, Brandon Robert, Dillon James, Jacqueline Michaela and Tyler Jeffrey Stokes; and many of Lisa’s friends whom she treated like her daughters.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Ernest Dewayne Ziegler.

Friends and relatives will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 102 Lower Market St., Milton, where the funeral will be held at 4 with the Rev. Dale Hippensteel officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Liz’s memory may be made to Meadowbrook Christian School, 363 Stamm Road, Milton, PA 17847.

Arrangements are under the care of the Shaw Funeral Home, Milton.