Hazel Joann Matthias


Hazel Joann Matthias, 80, of Harrisville, passed away at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Grove City following an eight-year illness.
Mrs. Matthias was born April 3, 1939, in Butler, to Henry J. Bowser and Hazel Marie Nicholas Bowser.
Hazel married Theodore James Matthias on Aug. 11, 1961.
She was a registered nurse whose career began in Butler before moving to Bashline Hospital and later United Community Hospital in Grove City. She retired as a nurse from United Community Hospital in 2001.
She had attended Wayside Community Church.
She enjoyed gardening, cooking, reading, doing volunteer work in the community, swimming in her pool and, most of all, spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include: her husband, Theodore, at home; son, James Michael (Michelle) Matthias, Grove City; daughter, Donna M. (Randy) Davies, Mercer; four grandchildren, Kelsey N. Davies; Nicholas R. Davies; Samantha R. Matthias, and Zachary M. Matthias.
Hazel was preceded in death by: her parents, sister, Ruth Wright; and three brothers, Earl, Glenn and Jim Bowser.
Memorial contributions may be given to Alzheimer's Association - Greater PA Chapter - Pittsburgh, 1100 Liberty Ave. Suite E 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Mrs. Theodore James (Hazel Joann), 80, Harrisville.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (4-16-19) and 10 a.m. to time of service Wednesday (4-17-19) in SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 421 New Castle St., Slippery Rock.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with Pastor Lester Rowan of the Wayside Community Church presiding.
Interment: Prairie Cemetery, Harrisville.
Published on April 13, 2019
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3 posts

Lisa (Faith) Harris
Apr 24, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family. Joann became a good friend and client at my former salon in the old barbershop. Prayers for peace and comfort at this difficult time.
Sorry for your loss
Apr 14, 2019
Carol Stevens
Apr 14, 2019
I enjoyed working with Hazel at the hospital for many years. She was a very caring person. She will be missed by her family and many friends.