Charlene (Matteson) Thomas

Apr 23, 1948 - Sep 08, 2021

Charlene (Matteson) Thomas

April 23, 1948 - September 08, 2021


Charlene Thomas, 73, passed away while at the Daviess Community Hospital, September 8, 2021. She was born April 23, 1948, in Washington to Eugene Matteson and Eileen (Best) Matteson.

Charlene was a homemaker who loved to play the piano, and enjoyed genealogy, and liked to play cards and board games. Most of all, she cherished time spent with her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church.

Those who now mourn losing Charlene include her children: Josh (Maria Hopper) Thomas of Washington, and Sarah (Chase) Burgin, also of Washington. Charlene leaves her special adopted daughter, Melissa Santos of Washington, and a brother, Tom Matteson. She had eight grandchildren, many "self-adopted" grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

During her lifetime, Charlene mourned the loss of her parents, Eileen and Eugene Matteson, her husband, Michael Thomas, and sister, Melanie Wayman.

Visitation will be held at the Ed L. Lee Mortuary, North Chapel, 620 East Viola Avenue, Washington, on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 4:00-8:00 pm.

Funeral services for Charlene Thomas will be held at the Free Methodist Church, 1155 Troy Road, Washington, Friday, September 17, 2021, at 11:00 am. An hour of visitation will be held at the church prior to the funeral, 10:00 - 11:00 am. Pastor Adam Conder will officiate.

Interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at

The staff of the Ed Lee Mortuary is honored to have been entrusted with the arrangements for Charlene Thomas.

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Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ed Lee Mortuary North Chapel

620 East Viola Avenue
Washington, IN 47501

Ed Lee Mortuary, North Chapel, 620 East Viola Avenue, Washington IN

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Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 11:00 am
Free Methodist Church

1155 Troy Rd
Washington, IN 47501

There will be one hour of visitation at the Free Methodist Church, Friday, September 17, 2021, 10:00-11:00 am.The funeral will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Adam Conder officiating.

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