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Darla E. (Wagner) Matter

Darla E. (Wagner) Matter, 71, wife of Thomas R. Matter Sr., of Phelps Chapel Road, Jersey Shore, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at her daughter’s residence in Oval.

Born on Feb. 19, 1949 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the late Paul T. and Betty (Fye) Wagner.

Darla and Thomas were wed on March 13, 1965, and shared over 55 years of marriage together.

She was a member of Jersey Shore Assembly of God, Antes Fort, where she served with the “Bus Ministry” in transporting people to church on Sunday mornings.

For several years Darla participated in the Fresh Air Kids program, taking care of children from the inner city of New York for several weeks in the summer.

Darla and her husband also enjoyed traveling, especially cruise ships, traveling to many exotic island locations.

Along with her husband she is survived by a son, Thomas R. Matter Jr. (Shellie) of Salladasburg, two daughters, Heather Brown (Jasen) of Oval, and Kelly Furl (Bob) of Loganton; a sister, Diane McKeague (Kirk) of Loganton; and eight grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by two brothers, Ken Wagner, and Paul Thomas Wagner II; and two sisters, Dora Eichenlaub, and Dawn McKeag.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic strictly private services are being held by the family. A public memorial service will be announced and held in her church at a later date.

If desired, a memorial contribution may be made in Darla’s name to Jersey Shore Assembly of God, 172 Antes Fort Main St., Jersey Shore, PA 17740.

The family has entrusted arrangements to the Wayne P. Urbine Funeral Home, Inc., 408 S. Main St., Jersey Shore.

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