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April 2, 2013

Mattye E. Gum

Oct. 28, 1914 - March 31, 2013

PENDLETON, Ind. — Mattye Louise (Bartley) Gum, 98, Pendleton, passed away on March 31, 2013, at Rawlins House in Pendleton.

Born Oct. 28, 1914, in Hart County, Ky., to Exter and Margie Bartley, the oldest of eight children. Mattye left home at age 16 to work in the home of Morris and Myrtie King.

She was married Dec. 25, 1940, to Robert “Bob” Lewis Gum Jr., of Larned, Kan., who preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 1994. Bob and Mattye lived first in Larned and Great Bend, Kan., until moving to Anderson in 1958 with their daughter, Mary Ann. While living in Anderson, Mattye worked for Colony Cage Egg Farm, a chicken business located on their Raible Avenue property.

She was an active member of Columbus Avenue Church of Christ.  

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Ann (Allen) Lynch of Palmetto, Fla.; granddaughter, Stephanie Ann (Bennett) Ion of Mount Pleasant, Pa.; a great-grandson, Bryce Tristan Ion; brother, Bobby Bartley; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Roger, Burke, and James Bartley; and sisters, Irene Spradlin, Emma McCullough, and Lucy Stein.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Forrest Higgenbottom officiating. Burial will take place in Anderson Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation.

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