Elizabeth Ann "Liz" Mattern, 72, of Paradise Road, Milton, passed away on Nov. 26, 2013, at her home. Born in Decatur, Tenn., on May 19, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Olaf Jolley and the late Anna Mary (Hunter) and Pyatt Ziegler. She was married on April 11, 1966, to the late Lawrence S. "Sam" Mattern.
Liz was a 1958 graduate of Van High School in West Virginia, where she was valedictorian, and was a member of Concord United Methodist Church in Decatur, Tenn. She attended St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Milton. Liz was co-owner of S&L Trucking in Milton since 1969. Liz was a beloved employer. She was a member of the American Trucking Associations and was involved with many local trucking companies.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa G. Mattern-Stokes and Bobby Stokes, of Milton; a brother, John Reese Ziegler of Decatur, Tenn.; and four grandchildren, Brandon Robert, Dillon James, Jacqueline Michaela, and Tyler Jeffrey Stokes; and many of Lisa's friends that she treated like her daughters.
Liz was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a brother, Ernest Dewayne Ziegler.
Friends and relatives will be received on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m.at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 102 Lower Market St., Milton, where the funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dale Hippensteel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Meadowbrook Christian School, 363 Stamm Road, Milton, PA 17847.
Arrangements are under the care of the Shaw Funeral Home in Milton.