Louann B. Mattix, age 74, of Champaign, Illinois passed away at 8:45 a.m. Monday, December 7, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois.
In accordance with Louann’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Burial will be held at Sidener Cemetery in St. Elmo, Illinois. A memorial service in Louann’s honor will be held at the Philo Road Church of Christ at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Philo Road Church of Christ 2601 Philo Road Urbana, Illinois 61802.
Louann was born on January 21, 1946 in St. Elmo, Illinois, the daughter of Presley and Bernice (Schwarm) Mattix. She attended Eastern Illinois University, Sparks College, and the University of Illinois. She was employed in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois for over 30 years. She retired in 2002.
For those that knew her, Louann was an inspiration every day. Although her disabilities took much from her, she never let it defeat her. Louann was an ambassador for Christ. She was a member of the Philo Road Church of Christ in Urbana, Illinois. She loved her church family; they were always available when she needed assistance. She felt blessed as she owes all of her wonderful life to God. Her faith was very important to her as He provided for her every step of her life.
She is survived by her niece, Paula J. Mattix-Wand (husband Gerry) of Bethalto, Illinois; two nephews, Phillip L. Mattix of St. Elmo, Illinois and Patrick L. Mattix (wife Jeri) of Haubstadt, Indiana; three great-nephews; one great-niece; one cousin, Gene Schwarm of Farina, Illinois; and sister-in-law, Mary Jane Mattix of St. Elmo, Illinois.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Presley and Bernice Mattix; brother, Edwin Mattix; all of her aunts and uncles; and two cousins.
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