Mattie Howard Redwine, 97, of Morehead and Sandy Hook, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Carter Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Grayson, Kentucky. Mattie was born June 30, 1922 at Sheepskin, Kentucky, a daughter of the late James A. Howard and Carrie Litton Howard. She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Redwine, an infant daughter Barbara, siblings Byrthold Green, Ray Howard, Randolph Howard, Leonard Howard, Ezra Howard, Lula Sousley and Silas Elwood Howard. Survivors include a son, William H. "Bill" Redwine and wife Susette of Morehead, grandson Brett Redwine and wife Emiliee of Morehead, granddaugther Deveney Redwine also of Morehead and great-grandchildren William Edward and Masyn Lynn Redwine. A special niece, Cheryl Webb and husband Lamoine, reside in Kettering, Ohio. She is also survived by several beloved nieces and nephews.
Mattie was a graduate of Erie School in Olive Hill, Kentucky and attended Morehead State College.
She was a member of the Sandy Hook United Methodist Church where she worshiped for many years before moving to Morehead following the passing of her husband.
She retired as office manager of Redwine Law Office, a law practice that she ran alongside her husband for fifty-five years and manger of the Sandy Hook Water District. Always a servant to the people, Mattie served as Elliott County Master Commissioner, several terms on the Sandy Hook City Council, court reporter for Elliott Elliott Circuit Court, a licensed insurance agent for the Ron LeMaster Agency and a host of other volunteer and political campaign activities for fifty years after teaching in one and two room schools for the Elliott County Board of Education.
Mattie was known for always having an open door to help anyone needing a hand up and fed many young folks around her kitchen table while listening to their stories and giving advice. Many state troopers, sheriff's deputies and other members of law enforcement have been served meals in her kitchen while waiting for Bill to sign warrants and set bonds during his time as Elliott County Attorney and twenty-five plus years as Trial Commissioner.
In her spare time, she loved to cook, crochet, knit and spend time with her family. She will forever be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister, and daughter. The family gratefully acknowledges the loving care provided for her by Carter Nursing and Rehabilitation Center over the past three years, especially Anna, Janet, and Sheldon. Funeral services will be held at 12:00pm, Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook by Pastor Warren Vanover and State Representative Rocky Adkins. Burial will follow in the Elliott County Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held from 5:00-9:00pm on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 and Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the St. Claire Foundation, 222 Medical Circle, Morehead, KY 40351 or to the Sandy Hook United Methodist Church Building Fund.