Celia Anne Bariether

Celia Bariether

August 11, 1934 - February 17, 2012

Celia Bariether, age 77, of Mattoon, IL passed away at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, IL on Friday, February 17, 2012 at 2:40 P.M.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home in Mattoon, IL with Reverend Ken Hutchens officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 21, 2012 and from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at the Mtichell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Ave, Mattoon, IL 61938. Interment will be in Dodge Grove Cemetery in Mattoon, IL.

Celia was born August 11, 1934 in Paradise Twp, Coles County, IL; the daughter of Mark and Ruth Marie (Hamilton) Highland. She married F.W. “Hezzy” Bariether on January 11, 1953 in Mattoon, IL.

Survivors include her loving husband of 59 years, Hezzy Bariether of Mattoon, IL; two daughters, Susan Warren of Mattoon, IL and Sara Coulson of Troy, IL; one son, Tom Bariether of Mattoon, IL; four grandchildren, Allison Gaddis of Urbana, IL, Joe Warren and his wife Kendra of rural Mattoon, IL, Jonathon Coulson of Banda Aceh, Indonesia and Oliver Coulson of Highland, IL; two great-grandchildren, Taylor Warren and Ashton Warren both of rural Mattoon, IL.

Celia was a retired employee of Wal-Mart in Mattoon, IL; where she worked in the Fabrics and Crafts Department for over twenty years.

Celia was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church in Mattoon, IL and their Joyful Singers Choir since its inception. She was member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed spending her spare time sewing, gardening and traveling with her husband Hezzy.

Celia was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved her family dearly. There are numerous memories that are now comforting treasures to be cherished by her family and friends.