Wilma Mathewson Pressau, 90 of Cabot, formerly of Evans City, passed away on March 2, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot.
Born May 30, 1929 in Bairdford, PA, she was the daughter of the late William Mathewson and Emily Major Mathewson.
She went to elementary school in Bairdford, PA. She attended West Deer High School, graduating in 1947. She was a graduate of the PA College for Women, now Chatham University, in Pittsburgh with a bachelors in elementary education, graduating with high honors in 1951. Wilma attended graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh and received her permanent teaching certificate in 1954.
Wilma taught school in Tarentum, West Deer Twp, Fayetteville, NC, and Seneca Valley in Harmony, PA. She is a member of Gospel Fellowship Presbyterian (PCA) in Valencia. Her church responsibilities over the years included Sunday school teacher, Good News club leader, and Christian education Committee member. Wilma attended PCA General Assemblies in several cities. Wilma enjoyed opera, musicals, traveling, history, hospitality, reading, theology, and education.
Surviving are her loving husband, Jean-Pierre Pressau, whom she married August 15, 1952, her sons, Martin (Sandra) Pressau and Paul (Christine) Pressau, her daughter, Miriam (late Jeff) Hixon, grandchildren, Tatiana Pressau, Jacquelyn Pressau, Arielle (Brent) Buccine, Desiree Pressau, Megan Hixon, Jacob Hixon, and Julia (Steve) Fleck, and 4 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
Friends will be received on Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 2-4 & 6-8 pm, at the Fox Funeral Home, Inc., 410 W. Main Street, Saxonburg, PA.
Services will be held on Friday, March 6, 2020 at 10:30 am at Gospel Fellowship (PCA), 161 McFann Road, with Pastor Matthew Everhard and Pastor David O'Leary officiating. Everyone please meet at the church.
Interment will follow in Lakewood Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship of Butler County, 138 E. Jefferson Street, #1, Butler PA, 16001, Gospel Fellowship (PCA), 161 McFann Road, Valencia PA 16059 or the Alzheimer's Association, 2835 E Carson St Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15203.
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