Mattie Mae (Miller) Nofziger passed away on Dec. 5, 2017, at the age of 95 in Eureka, Ill.
She was born on Oct. 28, 1922 in Archbold, to Jonas and Matilda (Hershberger) Miller.
Mattie, a lifelong resident of Ohio, moved to Illinois at the age of 93 to live with her daughter.
Mattie married Harold M. Nofziger in her parents’ home in Archbold on March 19, 1950. Harold died in 2004.
Her children include Brenda (Dan) Sensenig of Archbold, Karen (J Mark) Beck of Archbold, Rachel (Steve) Sauder of Archbold, Jeanne (Ron) Sears of Eureka, Ill., Jim (Teresa) Nofziger of Delta, Mary (Roger) Kennell of Roanoke, Ill., and John (Kathy) Nofziger of Delta.
Mattie loved and was loved by 24 grandchildren and their spouses, by 36 great-grandchildren, and by many nieces and nephews.
Besides her children, she is survived by a brother, Fritz Miller of Archbold, and sisterin– law, Pauline Coon of Kokomo, Ind.
Mattie was a member of the Tedrow Mennonite Church in Tedrow.
Mattie founded Mae’s Home Bakery in 1959 and baked cookies in her home for 40 years. She sold up to 500 dozen cookies a week at her home, at restaurants, and at grocery stores.
Later in life, she expressed her passion for serving others by sewing baby layette and school kits. Many of these were given to Mennonite Central Committee for distribution around the world.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, at Tedrow Mennonite Church in Tedrow.
Memorial gifts may be given to Mennonite Central Committee designated to projects for women and children, or to Mennonite Disaster Service designated for Puerto Rico hurricane relief.
Short Funeral Home in Archbold was entrusted with the arrangements. www.ShortFu neralHome.com.