Pauline D. (Polly) Mateer

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Pauline D. (Polly) Mateer


Pauline D. “Polly” Mateer, 92, formerly of 61 E. Main Street, Leola, entered into rest on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Ephrata Manor. Born in Sinking Spring, PA, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Katie Stricker Daub.  She was the loving wife of the late J. Cameron Mateer, Jr., who died on February 14, 2009.  Polly was retired from Manheim Twp. School District where she was the School Food Service Director. She was a longtime member of Zeltenreich United Church of Christ, New Holland. Polly was the head cook for many years for Upper Leacock War Memorial Association; a member and past Royal Matron of Lancaster Court #70 Order of the Amaranth; past member ABWA Covered Bridge Charter Chapter where she was honored as Woman of the Year.  Polly enjoyed Wii bowling and bocci as well as bingo and fellowship with her friends at Ephrata Manor.

The family would like to thank the staff and nurses of Ephrata Manor who lovingly provided care for Polly.  She loved them so much.

She will be lovingly missed by:  her four children, Barbara Ellingsworth, Warren, PA, Jack husband of Janet Lefever Mateer, Elizabethville, Bonnie wife of Paul Neff, Brownstown, Beth wife of Edward Hinkle, Leola; six grandchildren, Lisa (Dean) Huya, Lori Shilling, Col. John Cameron  Mateer, IV (Kaylin Haywood), Paula (Brian) Trump, Ryan (Cara) Neff, Abby (Graham) Elder; fourteen great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Eshelman.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Furman Home for Funerals, 59 W. Main Street, Leola. Friends may call one hour before the service at the funeral home.  Interment: Zeltenreich Reformed Church Cemetery, New Holland.

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