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Barbara Freschi Matteson, 69, of Hallsville, Missouri, passed away on November 30, 2018.
The funeral mass will be held at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church at Centralia, Missouri at 11:00 a.m. on December 8, 2018. Father James Offutt will be officiating. Private inurnment will be at a later date. A gathering of friends and family will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall following the funeral.
Barbara was born in St. Louis, Missouri on June 23, 1949. She graduated from Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Louis and continued on to receive a degree in Sociology from Maryville College in St. Louis.
Barbara was married to Jim Matteson on August 30, 1980; they were married 38 years.
Barbara worked as a Marketing Consultant for Southwestern Bell Corporation for 28 years. She enjoyed raising and showing quarter horses and loved spending time with family and friends. She was also actively involved in St. Ann’s Sodality, Cedar Creek Therapeutic Center, Buddy Packs in Centralia, and Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church in Centralia.
Barbara is survived by husband Jim, stepchildren Scott Matteson (Lisa) of Lake Charles, Louisiana; Neil Matteson (Audrey) of Columbia, Missouri; Amy Garibaldi (Jeff) of St. Louis, Missouri; grandchildren Steve Matteson, Samantha Carter, Waylon Matteson; Alyssa and Andrew Matteson; Grace and Jewel Garibaldi; sister-in-law Nancy Matteson Aimonette (Bill), Naperville, IL; other much-loved nieces and nephews, and other family and friends.
Barbara is preceded in death by her parents Robert Freschi and Anne Cortis Chapman, and brothers Robert and Richard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Central Missouri Humane Society in Columbia, Missouri, or the Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church of Centralia, Missouri. The family of Barbara Matteson wishes to thank the staff of the Medical ICU at the University of Missouri Hospital for their exceptional care.