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Shirley Jane Woolwine Mathena

August 28, 1936 ~ April 17, 2022 (age 85)


Shirley Jane (Woolwine) Mathena age 85 of Salem went to her heavenly home on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022. 

She was predeceased by her mother and father Allen and Callie Woolwine; husband Lee O. Mathena; six brothers Billy, Bobby, Warren, Wayne, Wallace, and Donald; and a sister Darlyne Eggleston.

She is survived by her children Patricia Clark (Ben), Don Mathena, Connie Thomas (Greg), Carol Mathena, Lee Mathena Jr. and grandchildren Jeffrey Clark (Beth), Justin Clark, Ethan Mathena and Owen Mathena and great grandchildren Samatha and Sean Clark; and her cat, Sybil.  She is also survived by a brother Jimmy Woolwine and many other extended family members.

Mom was a dedicated mother to her children and family.  She never met a stranger.  She enjoyed singing old gospel hymns, cooking, going to estate sales, goodwill treasures and antiques. In her younger years she worked at Salem Fast Service Cleaners and was also a caregiver. 

The family will receive friends at Lotz Funeral Home in Salem from 12:00 until 1:00 pm on Thursday April 21, 2022.

A celebration of her life will be held in the Lotz Funeral Home Chapel in Salem on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Chris Kingery officiating. Burial will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park.

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April 21, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Lotz Funeral Home Salem
1330 E. Main St
Salem, VA 24153

Funeral Service
April 21, 2022

1:00 PM
Lotz Funeral Home - Salem
1330 East Main Street
Salem, VA 24153


Sherwood Memorial Park

Salem, VA

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