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Mattie (Byler) Kurtz

March 26, 1930 ~ September 6, 2019 (age 89)

Mattie Kurtz (nee Byler), 89, of Orwell, passed away peacefully Friday evening, September 6th, 2019 at University Hospitals-Geauga Medical Center, Claridon. She was born in Burton, OH on March 26th, 1930 to the late Elmer D. and Gertrude (Miller) Byler). Mattie is once again reunited with her loving husband of 65 years, John J. Kurtz Jr., who died March 28th, 2015 She was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

She will be missed by: her children, Kathryn (David) Miller, Melvin (Sarah) Kurtz, Jacob (Kathryn) Kurtz, Joseph (Marie) Kurtz, Rebecca (Eli) Troyer, David (Ruth) Kurtz, Miriam (John) Miller, Elmer (Kathryn) Kurtz; 52 grandchildren; 164 great-grandchildren; 1 sister; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Mattie is preceded in death by: her parents; husband, John Jr.; son, Johnnie Kurtz; 1 grandchild; 5 great-grandchildren; and 2 brothers.

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 9:30 A.M., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2019 AT 8676 PENNIMAN RD., ORWELL, OH with Milo Mullet Jr. officiating. Pallbearers will be David Miller, Allen Miller, Joe Miller, and Mark Yoder. Visitation will be anytime until the time of service. Mattie's final resting place will be in Clover Hill Cemetery, North Bloomfield, OH. Arrangements have been entrusted to Best Funeral Home, 15809 Madison Road, Middlefield, OH. 440-632-0818. Online condolences may be sent to

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