Saturday, March 12, 2016

Obituary: Phyllis Marie (Matteson) Denhoff, 83, Wellsville

Phyllis Marie (Matteson) Denhoff, 83, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, NY. 
Born September 9, 1932 she was the daughter of Mart and Helen M. Pelchy Matteson. On January 1, 1949 in Coudersport she married James L. Denhoff, Sr. and celebrated their 50th Golden Anniversary January 1, 1999. He preceded her in death September 19, 2004. 
She was a long time resident of Genesee, PA  and worked for several years at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Phyllis and Jim lived in Tucson, AZ where Phyllis retired from the Tucson Medical Center of Tucson, AZ. After retirement Phyllis and Jim returned to Pennsylvania for a few years,  then moved to Wellsville, NY, in 2002. She enjoyed reading, sports, especially baseball and grandchildren events. She enjoyed working in flower gardens. 
Surviving are her sons, James L. (Mary Gail) Denhoff, Jr. of Andover, NY,  and Gary W. (Louise) Denhoff of Ulysses, PA,  daughters, Wanda (Joseph) Boden of Andrews Settlement, PA, and  Diane Kay Denhof f(James) Campbell  of Wellsville, NY, 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 3 great- great grandchildren, sister; Agnas (Matteson) Currier of Wellsville, NY and brother; Marion Matteson of Wellsville, NY. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son; Terry, siblings; Orville  Matteson, Alva Matteson, Ernest Matteson, Iva Austin, and Mildred Matteson. 
A visitation will be held Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 12-1 p.m. at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East St. Coudersport, PA, funeral services will follow at 1pm , Pastor Hank St. Amour of the Hebron Union Church officiating. Burial in  Woodland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Potter Unit, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915. 
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