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Pamela K. (Black) Matura

May 22, 1952 ~ November 18, 2018 (age 66)

Pamela K. Matura, age 66 of Gallipolis, Ohio passed away Sunday evening, November 18, 2018 at the Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. She was born May 22, 1952 at Gallipolis, Ohio, daughter of Virgil Dee Black and Fannie Marie Newman Black.

Pamela was Executive Director of the Area Agency on Aging, District 7 Inc. and had also served as Superintendent of the Gallipolis Developmental Center. Her memberships included Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Point  Pleasant, West Virginia, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging, American Society on Aging, and Ohio Association of Gerontology Educators.

Pam is survived by her husband Dr. Raymond C. Matura; their two children, Meagan (Joel) Wood, Jackson, Ohio, Ryan (Stephanie) Matura, Beaver Creek, Ohio and four grandchildren:  Nicholas Barnes, Harper Matura, Abby Wood and Jake Wood.

In addition she is survived by brothers, Kenneth (Jo Ann) Blanton, Mt. Dora, Florida; Donald (Sharlene) Blanton, Circleville, Ohio; sister, Byrt Todd, Cincinnati, Ohio and step-sisters, Wilma Jessie, Olive Hill, Kentucky and Glenna (Tom) Jenkins, Beloit, Ohio.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her step-mother, Opal Black; brother, Roger Blanton; sisters, Edna Nader, Valeria Stanley, and Angela Rutan; and step-sister, Lou Back.

Funeral services for Pamela K. Matura will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2222 Jackson Avenue, Point Pleasant, West Virginia, with Father Penumaka Jesuraju and Father David Schmidt officiating. Burial will follow in the Calvary Cemetery, Rio Grande, Ohio. Family and friends may call at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, 420 First Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio on Friday evening, 5:00-8:00 PM. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial gifts may be sent to: The Pamela K. Matura Fund, University of Rio Grande, P.O. Box 500, Rio Grande, Ohio 45674. Please make checks payable to: Area Agency on Aging, Dist 7, F – 32, University of Rio Grande, P.O. Box 500, Rio Grande, Ohio 45674.     

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