Betty MatulinJuly 8, 2017
Betty Matulin, age 93, went to walk with Jesus on Saturday, July 8, at home surrounded by family and her beloved dog, Benny. She had a brief battle with cancer. She was born on January 15, 1924 in Perrysville, Ohio.
She loved the Lord and was a lifelong member of the Wadsworth Church of the Nazarene. She was happily married and devoted to her husband, Mitchell Matulin, for 64 years, before he passed away in 2013. Betty was loving and sweet but she was also very feisty and wasn’t afraid to speak her mind and tell it to you straight. She was always dressed to the nines, never leaving the house without a necklace or earrings. She also loved a good card game and never missed a night of Bingo. Family and friends were always around Betty because she had a way about her that kept people drawn to her. Her sharp personality and her sense of humor never failed to keep people laughing and smiling.
All of this to say, that her faith and family were her back bone. Her son, Dennis, and daughter, Claudia, were two of her greatest accomplishments. She was also blessed by many grandkids and great-grandkids.
Betty is survived by her brother, Jack (Bonnie) Walker; children, Dennis (Rose) Matulin and Claudia (Jim) Campbell; grandchildren, Dwan Buchanan, Craig (Julia) Campbell, Steven (Brittney) Matulin, Stephanie (Nick) Dieter, Nickie Reid, Beth (Eddie) Popil, and Chris Duche. She had 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Mitchell Matulin. Her parents, Charles Foster Walker, Estella P. Walker (Shaffer); siblings, Harry Pete Walker, Georgia A. Ross (Walker), Helen Reed (Walker), Thomas E. Walker, Charles Junior Walker, and Richard L. Walker.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 at Wadsworth Church of the Nazarene, 743 High Street, Wadsworth. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00pm on WEDNESDAY at the church and THURSDAY one hour prior to the service from 10:00-11:00am at the church. Interment will take place at Greenlawn Cemetery, Akron.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 300 N. Cleveland-Massillon Road Suite 103, Akron, Ohio 44333 (330)-666-5242.
Arrangements by Cox-McNulty Funeral Home, 1376 High Street, Wadsworth.