August 1, 1962 – February 9, 2020
Born August 1, 1962 in Aurora, IL to Bert and Sylvia (Stilson) Harrison (surviving), died February 9, 2020 in Roseland, IN, after a four year battle with ovarian cancer. Beth lived in Richmond, VA and South Bend, IN while growing up. She married Stephen Wayne Mattison on August 15, 1981 in South Bend, IN. He was the love of her life. They had two children, Chris and Becca. She spent 6 years homeschooling her kids.
Beth earned an ADN and became an RN in January, 1989. She later earned an Associates Degree in Interior Design in 2011 and a BSN in 2014. She worked as a registered nurse for 18 years, and did medical transcription for 9 years.
Beth was devoted to God and loved serving in her church – the Church of God of the Abrahamic Faith. She also served at the Chelsea Church of the Nazarene in MI, and loved her fellow churchgoers. She enjoyed teaching kids, working with VBS, and working in Women’s Ministry.
Beth enjoyed many crafts throughout her life and in her last few years, enjoyed quilting. She and Steve enjoyed traveling and seeing our beautiful country together. They visited all 50 states together during their marriage.
Family was very important to Beth. She is survived by her parents, Bert and Sylvia (Stilson) Harrison; two children, Christopher David (Katie Beth), and Rebecca Michelle (David) Hartung; and grandson, Daniel Hartung; brother, Bern (Lisa) Harrison; niece, Erin (Matt) Jurgemeyer; and great nieces, Adelyn and Penny. Many of her in-laws were very dear to her, including Betsy (Steve) Moore, Deb (Ben) Mattison, and Rebecca (Joe) Martin, who were like sisters to her.
Beth is at rest awaiting the resurrection of the dead at Jesus’ return. Her cremains will be spread at her childhood home that she loved.
Visitation will be at the McGann Hay, Granger Chapel (13260 SR 23, enter off Cherry Rd.) on Friday, Feb. 14 from 4 until 7; and at Timberland Bible Church Saturday, Feb. 15 from 10 until 11. The funeral will follow at Timberland Bible Church at 11.