B. Mardell Matousek

November 15, 2018

B. Mardell Matousek

Nov. 6, 2018- Aug. 6, 1931

B. Mardell Matousek, 87, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Countryside Home in Madison.

The funeral was held Nov. 10, at the United Methodist Church in Shelby. Burial was at the Shelby Cemetery.

Mardell was born Aug. 6, 1931, on the family farm located two miles east of Shelby and 1 ½ miles south, to David and Blanche (Ribblet) DeTurk. She attended Star School District 22 and Shelby High School.

Mardell married Marcel E. Matousek on Nov. 29, 1948, at Evangelical United Brethren Church in Shelby. They met at an Easter Dance at the Parish Hall in Shelby in 1948. They started dating after that. Marcel had just gotten home from the Army.

Mardell was a member of the United Methodist Church in Shelby. She was well known for the beautiful quilts she made. She was also very involved in making quilts at both the EUB church and the Methodist church. Mardell helped Marcel farm in the area just north of Rising City for 45 yrs. In 1993, Marcel and Mardell retired and moved to Columbus.

Survivors include her husband Marcel; three sons, Mick (Bonnie) of Oregon, Blake (Kathy) of Kansas, and John of New York; her sister, Lorene Sorrentino of Connecticut; brother, Bob (Cheri) DeTurk of Kearney; sisters-in-law, Dot DeTurk of Columbus and Marilyn DeTurk of Gretna; six grandchildren: Heather (Tyler) Pedersen, Heidi Fuller, Josh (Katie) Matuousek, Marcus (Suzie) Matousek, Caleb (Hannah) Matousek, and Alyssa (Seth) Sanders; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Blanche DeTurk; brothers, Wayne, Gene, Mayln and Darwin DeTurk.

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