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“Ron and Family, We were so sad to hear about Ann. Dee Muhler informed me of her passing, I had no idea and I'm so sorry. If I know one thing,...Read More »
1 of 48 | Posted by: Jane Cunningham - Fort Wayne, IN

“Ron, You and Ann have a wonderful family. Sadness will never win out. The Lord is your strength. She had an impact on both men and women. I...Read More »
2 of 48 | Posted by: Rich Kraus - Fort Wayne, IN

“Sincere condolences to the Matheis and Purtell families. So sorry to hear of Ann's passing. ”
3 of 48 | Posted by: Debra Roehm Woten - Wilmington, OH

“So sorry to hear of Ann's passing. I haven't saw her in years but she was always such a nice person. Always had a smile on her face. Prayers to the...Read More »
4 of 48 | Posted by: Pam Hanenkrat - Leesburg, OH

“I just knew Ann casually.....I mixed paint for her at Lowe's. We talked baseball ( GO REDS!!) I hope all of your joys together help ease your loss...Read More »
5 of 48 | Posted by: Jerry Hanchett - Acquaintance

“Praying for all of you! I am so sorry Ed and I can't be there today. I have an awful cold - thought it best not to share. Love and hugs to you all...Read More »
6 of 48 | Posted by: Lori Zimmerman - Richwood, OH

“Deepest condolences to the family. We are so truly sorry for your loss. ”
7 of 48 | Posted by: Justin & Jenna Ellis - IN

“So very sorry to hear of Ann's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. ”
8 of 48 | Posted by: Susan Englert - Wichita, KS

“Ann brightened every room she entered, brightened every life she touched. Her great humor and infectious laugh carried others like a wave. Her inner...Read More »
9 of 48 | Posted by: Molly & Tracy Collins - Phoenix, AZ

“I remember Ann's infectious smile and enthusiasm for girls' sports. She was always so positive and kind to everyone. My lasting memory of Ann will...Read More »
10 of 48 | Posted by: Nancy Teagarden - Wolcottville, IN

“I love you forever. Thanks for being a light in my life, even during the months we didn't talk. You always found a way to get ahold of me. You were...Read More »
11 of 48 | Posted by: Chance Osborne

“All, Ann had such a wonderful smile and her laugh was amazing! I can still see her smiling and hear her laughter even now. She brought such joy and...Read More »
12 of 48 | Posted by: Brenda Davis - Cincinnati, OH

“So very sorry to hear this sad news. My heart is breaking for the whole family. Ann was always a sweet and special person. Thinking and praying for...Read More »
13 of 48 | Posted by: Debi Teeters - Myrtle Beach, SC

“I had the delight of talking with Ann several times last year at AGBL games - 2nd/3rd graders. She was always so kind to the girls. She said she...Read More »
14 of 48 | Posted by: Darren Waggoner - Fort Wayne, IN

“You lived your life well and touched many lives. 'I have fought long & hard for my Lord, & through it all I have kept true to Him. And now the time...Read More »
15 of 48 | Posted by: Leslie Eckler O.E.S. - Fort Wayne, IN

“My deepest condolences to the families of Ann Purtell as I remember her. Sweet and caring always putting forth her best. Ann was raised by her...Read More »
16 of 48 | Posted by: Jeanie Pitzer - Leesburg, OH

“I am so sorry for all the family an families ”
17 of 48 | Posted by: Terry Smith - Clarkston, WA

“Ron & Family -- I am so very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Ann on the Homestead Athletic Booster Club Dance Marathon for many years. ...Read More »
18 of 48 | Posted by: Kent Pyle - Fort Wayne, IN

“My heart felt and deep condolences along with many prayers and memories go out to the Purtell and Matheis families. ”
19 of 48 | Posted by: Emily (Bohrer) Welch

“Remembering many good times we shared while attending the Calvary church together. Appreciated her many talents which she shared with our kids and...Read More »
20 of 48 | Posted by: Frank and Sandy Swinford - IN

“So sorry for your loss. I remember Ann well from the times I spent with the Purtell family and with Kay. It was a wonderful way and place to grow up....Read More »
21 of 48 | Posted by: Joe and Barbara Waln - Leesburg, OH

“We all loved Ann's beautiful smile when she came in for her appointments. We will continue to keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.Your...Read More »
22 of 48 | Posted by: Lori Henning - Churubusco, IN

“Dear Alli, David, Ron, and all of the Matthias family,Please know that we are so very sorry for your loss. It has been a tough battle for all of you....Read More »
23 of 48 | Posted by: Mike & Patrice Sposeep - Wabash, IN

“Hard to believe she is gone. I had so many memories growing up with Ann and her family. She would always make THE best breakfasts in the morning...Read More »
24 of 48 | Posted by: Amber Ludwig - Fort Wayne, IN

“Please accept my sympathies, Ron. Dave Wilkins shared the news of your wife's passing, as I am now retired in Florida. I'll keep your family and you...Read More »
25 of 48 | Posted by: Steve Eikenberry - The Villages, FL

“Mrs. Matheis was an incredibly kind woman who helped shape my love for sports throughout middle and high school. She inspired me and everyone she...Read More »
26 of 48 | Posted by: Cassidy Geller - Fort Wayne, IN

“I didnt know her well but I had seen her arround. I prayed for her and now I will be praying for everyone. ”
27 of 48 | Posted by: Taylor Mughmaw - Fort Wayne, IN

“May the grace and peace of God be with you at this time Roseanna "Zann" McNealFairfield high school class 1977 ”
28 of 48 | Posted by: Roseanna McNeal - Leesburg, OH

“As a past school board member Ann was the dream community member. She devoted her life to God, her family, and all the kiddos in Southwest Allen...Read More »
29 of 48 | Posted by: Hollly Glick - Columbia City, IN

“I'm so sorry to hear of Ann's passing. I have such fond memories of working with her on our stage productions in high school. To Ann's new family...Read More »
30 of 48 | Posted by: Tim Brannock - Alexandria, KY

“May the grace and peace of God be with you at this time. ”
31 of 48 | Posted by: Roseanna McNeal - Leesburg, OH

“We are very sad to know of the loss of Ann. We have many fond memories of her as a person & all our families shared in SACS sports activities. We...Read More »
32 of 48 | Posted by: Jack & Bev Vickerman - Edmonds, WA

“Ann had an amazing gift of encouraging others. She was a great coach to many, including my daughters in the Aboite Girls Basketball League. My...Read More »
33 of 48 | Posted by: Kathy Buck - Fort Wayne, IN

“My thoughts are with you Ron ”
34 of 48 | Posted by: Jeff Hughes - Huntington, IN

“Ann's passing is so heartbreaking. She touched so many people in her 57 years...I'm so thankful to have been one of them. Her energy, enthusiasm,...Read More »
35 of 48 | Posted by: Kelly Lynch - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dear Ron and Family,May God continue to hold you in His comforting arms and give you the strength and courage to live in the wonderful memories of...Read More »
36 of 48 | Posted by: Joann Nixon - Ft. Wayne, IN

“Mrs. Matheis was a kind, caring, beautiful soul. She was a great friend and mentor to me through a difficult time. She will be missed more than words...Read More »
37 of 48 | Posted by: Madison Detweiler - Fort Wayne, IN

“What an inspirational Lady!! You all have my deepest condolences. ”
38 of 48 | Posted by: Denny Jones - Odessa, MO

“My heart is broken after hearing of Ann's passing. It was always such a pleasure to work with her on Homestead's Dance Marathons and the Athletic...Read More »
39 of 48 | Posted by: Cindi Martin - Plymouth, MA

“I wish to extend my condolences to the family and friends of my dear friend Ann. Her journey was an inspiration and she will always be remembered....Read More »
40 of 48 | Posted by: Hollie Painter - Fort Wayne, IN

“Ann was the most positive uplifting person. She was a great role model for kids and our community. She was a great example for all of us! Our...Read More »
41 of 48 | Posted by: Phil & Cheryl Kerrigan - IN

“I am so sorry to hear of Ann's passing. Dear Matheis Family: May all of the wonderful memories last forever in your heart. ”
42 of 48 | Posted by: Susan Hansbarger - Panama City, FL

“I have so many wonderful memories of the Matheis family and of Ann. She was a great basketball coach (and always had the best candy bag at games)!...Read More »
43 of 48 | Posted by: Elaine Lyday Gerken - Fort Wayne, IN

“I haven't seen her in many years now, but I know if I would have run into her again, good old Mrs. Mathias would have hugged me and it would have...Read More »
44 of 48 | Posted by: Katey O'Connor - Muncie, IN

“Coach Matheis was an amazing woman. My first memory was of her officiating AGBL and running up and down the court with with 3rd and 4th grade girls....Read More »
45 of 48 | Posted by: melissa Bair - Fort Wayne, IN

“She was my mentor and role model since middle school. From basketball to soccer to random events, she was always a positive support system. I will...Read More »
46 of 48 | Posted by: Kate Werling - Park City, UT

“Ann was not only my co worker but my friend and my rock of support. Our special ed kids loved coming and seeing Ann as she was never too busy to stop...Read More »
47 of 48 | Posted by: Jaime Schacher - Fort Wayne, IN

“You were a beautiful soul, inside and out. I will never forget what you did for Courtney. I will also never forget our talks. I loved you and will...Read More »
48 of 48 | Posted by: Tiffany Ham - Fort Wayne, IN


Annette "Ann" L. Matheis, 57, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at her home after a seven month battle with breast cancer. She was surrounded by her family. Born in Washington Court House, OH, Ann graduated from Fairfield HS in Leesburg, OH in 1977 and earned her Bachelor's degree in Animal Science in 1981 from The Ohio State University. She was a member at Emmanuel Community Church where she taught Sunday school and officiated Upward Basketball. Ann had a passion for children, sports, and loved mentoring through educating. She devoted many years to substitute teaching in the Southwest Allen County School District. She then worked at Homestead High School in the attendance and discipline offices from 2005 to the present school year. Ann was active with the Athletic Boosters and helped with numerous dance marathons. She was an assistant varsity coach for the Homestead HS girls' softball team and coached the Woodside and Summit Middle schools girls' basketball teams. Ann also helped organize and run the Don Ayers Times Corner softball league. She coached and officiated in the Aboite Girls Basketball League. Ann was a devoted and passionate follower of Christ, wife, mother, and spiritual leader who dedicated her life to bringing glory to God in all that she did. Surviving are her loving husband, Ronald D. Matheis of Fort Wayne, IN; children, Bradley D. Matheis of Indianapolis, IN; Valerie L. Matheis of Noblesville, IN; Allison E. (David M.) Meyers of Fort Wayne, IN; Jacqueline M. (Hobson) Roberts of Alexander City, AL; brothers, Tom (Laura) Purtell of Leesburg, OH; Dick (Judy) Purtell of Cincinnati, OH; Dave (Dori) Purtell of Cincinnati, OH; Russ (Judy) Purtell of Malibu, CA; sisters, Sue Purtell of Cincinnati, OH; Kay (Dr. William) Meyers of Springboro, OH; Shirley (Tom) Hangen of Columbus, OH; and a granddaughter, Caydence C. Matheis . Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Philip D. and Janet L. Purtell, son, Patrick A. Matheis, and grandchildren, Zeke R. and Zoe L. Meyers. Service is 11:00 am, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Emmanuel Community Church, 12222 US Highway 24 West, with calling one hour prior. Calling is also Tuesday, February 14, 2017, from 3 to 5 and 6 to 9 pm at the Church. Memorials may be made to the Homestead High School Athletic Boosters. Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, IN. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com <http://www.domccombandsons.com>.