Faye G. Matherly, age 79, resident of 257 South Main Street, Cambridge Springs, PA since 1976, passed away at Cambridge Springs Rehab and Nursing Center, Cambridge Springs on Saturday, September 17, 2011 after a period of declining health. She had lived in Cambridge Springs since 1976 and formerly was from Brownsville, PA being born there on September 26, 1931. Faye was a daughter of the late David Gillis and Sara Kettering Gillis.

Matherly, Faye G.Faye graduated from Centerville High School in the Class of 1950. She was a hairdresser for many years, practicing in Washington, DC, retiring in 1971.

She was accomplished in crocheting and particulary enjoyed crocheting Afghans and baby blankets. Faye was known for her sharp mind and was extremely proud of her independence. She is survived by a daughter – Edna Torres of Cambridge Springs; a grand daughter – Jessica Choto and her husband, Jose; two great grandchildren – Nathaniel Choto and Isabella Choto all of Atlanta, GA. Also surviving is a sister-in-law – Barbara Gillis; a nephew – Robbie Gillis and his wife, Greer, and a niece – Valerie Gillis all of Arlington, VA. Faye was preceded in death by a son – Edward Keith Ashley who died in 1970 and a daughter – Deborah Lee Marcey who died in 2001; two brothers – Wilbur Glenn Gillis and Merle Gillis and a sister – Jennie Voges.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Wednesday, September 21st from 2:00 to 4:00 and from 7:00 until 7:30 pm at which time a prayer service will begin. Burial will be in Westland Cemetery, Brownsville, PA. Memorial gifts may be given to the CATA program 231 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335.