Mattie Lou DeWitt, 71, of Keokuk, formerly of Mt. Pleasant, died Sunday, June 13, 2021, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, June 18 at Forest Home Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant.
Friends may call to sign the register from 10 AM – 5 PM on Thursday at the Kimzey Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be directed to www.kimzeyfuneralhome.com.
Mattie Lou (Carpenter) DeWitt was born April 2, 1950 in Mt. Pleasant. She was the daughter of Stace Allen and Laura Jane (Steward) Carpenter. She graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School. Mattie had worked at the former Emerson Plant in Mt. Pleasant and the Methode Co. in Carthage, IL. She later worked at Casey’s General Store and Dollar General in Keokuk. She loved caring for her dogs and was a natural at being an “animal whisperer”. She loved to cook, play cards (especially solitaire) and converse on the phone. She loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Those thankful for sharing in Mattie’s life include her companion and special friend for over 40 years, Bob Sackman of Keokuk; 2 daughters - Carol “Janie” Feikert and Bobbie Nichole Sackman, both of Keokuk; 2 siblings – Jim (Linda) Carpenter of Colona, IL and Gail (Larry) Kindig of Mt. Pleasant; a sister-in-law, Kim Carpenter of Mt. Pleasant; 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Her parents, 2 brothers – Robert Thorington and Bill Carpenter and 2 sisters – Joyce Wellington and Janet Carpenter, precede Mattie in death.
Online condolences may be directed to www.kimzeyfuneralhome.com.
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