WEST RUPERT - Ida J. Matteson, 98, of West Rupert, passed away Sunday night, November 11, 2012, at the Bennington Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bennington. Born March 5, 1914, in West Pawlet, she is the daughter of the late William and Henrietta (Snow) LaBatt.
Ida was a member of the Rupert Methodist Church, the Mount Anthony Grange and the State Grange. Ida loved to bake cookies and pumpkin bars and give them away to her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, Ida was also predeceased by her husband, Claude Matteson, in 1988; a son, Donald Matteson; daughter, Patricia Greene; stepsons, Almond Matteson and Claude Matteson; grandsons, Rocky Matteson and Almond Matteson. She was also predeceased by two brothers, Ron Jackson and Ivan Jackson, and two sisters, Gladyse Benware and Maude Gilson.
Ida is survived by her children, William Matteson and his wife Vivian of West Rupert, Robert Matteson of Rupert, Ruth Cary of Hebron, N.Y., Geraldine Sherman and her husband Charles of West Rupert, and a stepdaughter, Mary Forrett and her husband Silvio of Dummerston; a son-in-law, Smokey Greene and his wife Midge of Queensbury, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Elsie Jackson of Salem, N.Y. Ida is also survived by 37 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2012, in the Rupert Cemetery in Rupert, with Rev. Debbie Earthrowl officiating.
Those who wish to remember Ida in a special way may make memorial contributions in her memory to the Salem Rescue Squad, PO Box 360, Salem, NY 12865.
Ida's family offers their sincere thanks to her granddaughter, Lynn, for visiting several times a week and helping to care for Ida during her stay at the nursing home.
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Funeral arrangements are with the McClellan-Gariepy Funeral Home Inc., 19 East Broadway, Salem, N.Y.