Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 2, 2013

Justine Marie Mathews

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — TRAVERSE CITY — Justine Marie Mathews, born to Edward and Rose Shaffran on June 15, 1940, died Sept. 27, 2013.

A 1958 graduate of St. Francis High School, she was a certified cosmetologist employed by the Park Place Beauty Salon for many years.

Married to Robert Mathews, who predeceased her, the couple had two sons, R.J. (Jennifer) and Michael; grandchildren, Casha, Devon, Cameron, Lexie and Noah; and her very special great-grandson, Bryson. She is also survived by brothers, Cles (Kay) Shaffran and Charles (Bertha) Shaffran; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Justine loved music, especially Elvis, dancing, playing cards, and loved participating in the many area events such as the Cherry Festival and Friday Night Live.

She was dedicated to the enrichment of the lives and experiences of her grandchildren and great-grandson.

She will be greatly missed by her many friends and family members.

A funeral Mass will be offered at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Anthony Citro will preside. Cremation has taken place. At a later date her cremated remains will be buried in Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Justine’s lifelong friend, Abbie Nelson, for all her support and help during this most difficult time.

Memorial donations may be directed to the charity of one’s choice.

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Arrangements were made with the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.