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Mattie M. Kilen

December 5, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

Mattie M. Kilen, 94, of Tiffin, died at 10:25 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center, Tiffin.

Mattie was born Sept. 23, 1918, in Cootesstore, Va., to Jessie and Alma (Runion) Mathias. She married Kensel Kilen Jan. 11, 1941, in Canfield, and he preceded her in death.

Mattie is survived by three sons, David (Kathleen) Kilen and Edwin (Linda) Kilen, both of Tiffin, and Donald (Darlene) Kilen of Arizona; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Jane Thaxton of Tiffin and Margaret Cross of Mansfield.

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Mrs. Kilen

Mattie was a homemaker and attended St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin. Mattie was a graduate of Columbian High School.

Mattie also was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Norval, Paul and Jerry Mathias; and a sister, Bernice Biller.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Seneca Memory Gardens, Tiffin, with Margaret Cross officiating.

There will be no visitation at this time. Engle-Shook Funeral Home and Crematory, Tiffin, is assisting the family with their arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be left for the family at



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