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 Melissa Marqueretta “Jitty” <I>Mader</I> Mathewson

Melissa Marqueretta “Jitty” Mader Mathewson

Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, USA
Death 11 Nov 1967 (aged 77)
Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, USA
Burial Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 10430382 · View Source
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My memories of Aunt Jitty are limited, as we didn't see our Great Aunts that often. We tended to visit a couple of times a year. We called her Aunt Jitty and not Melissa, to this day I don't know why. She was a tiny very petite lady, she was soft spoken, always well dressed with a twinkle in her eyes. When we visited we kids had to be pretty still, as she and her sisters with whom she lived had many beautiful and very breakable antiques about the apartment. Their apartment was upstairs and so running about would cause noise for those living below and, after all, running about was an outdoor activity and not an indoor one. I remember being very impressed that she had been a nurse. It wasn't all that common in those days for women to be educated.


Service for Mrs. Melissa M. Mathewson, 77 of 80 1/2 East Fifth St, will be held at 2 P.M..
Tuesday at the Fawcett-Oliver Funeral Home. The Rev. Glenn Robinson will officiate
and burial will be in Grandview Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-9 P.M. Monday.

Mrs. Mathewson died Saturday at Chillicothe Hospital following an extended illness.
Born on March 26, 1890 in Chillicothe, she was the daughter of Charles and Mary
Gartner Mader.

On July 21, 1925 she was married to George H. Mathewson who died in 1941.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Viola Allen, Bristol Village, Waverly and Miss Irene
Mader of 80 1/2 E. Fifth St. and two sisters-inlaw, Mrs. Thomas H. Lester North Madison
and Mrs. Albert Mader, Chillicothe, a niece and a nephew.

Mrs. Matheson was a member of Walnut Street Methodist Church and a graduate of
Lakeside Hospital School of Nursing in Cleveland. She formerly was a Chillicothe
Hospital and tuberculosis sanatorium nurse.

She was a member of the Ohio State Nurses Association, Martha Mary Circle, Century Club and North Fork Garden Club.

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Gravesite Details Wife of George Henry Mathewson

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Melissa Marqueretta “Jitty” Mader Mathewson (26 Mar 1890–11 Nov 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10430382, citing Grandview Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by schcrochet (contributor 46541283) .