Mrs. Sirois was a member of the First Methodist church of Lowell, the Lowell chapter of Order of Eastern Star, Royal Cedar Camp 3099 of the Royal Neighbors of America, the Pythian Sisters, and the Lowell Sr. Home Demonstration club.
"Mattie's" parents were the Charles J. Hills of Lowell. Mrs. Hill was the former Miss Binyon of Cedar Lake. Both families were early residents of So. Lake County. The Hills lived near Moline, Kansas, when their children, Martha, Jessie, C.J. and Maude (Rigg) were born. Mattie was seven when the family moved to the home now owned by the Warren Harts. She was graduated from Lowell grade and high schools and studied at Valparaiso University. She taught school in Cedar Creek Township.
She was married to the late Emil Sirois, implement dealer in Lowell and Schneider.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Marie Thiel and Mrs. Katherine DeMack, both of Gary; a stepson, Neal Sirois of Shelby; one brother, C.J. Hill of Chicago, and a sister, Mrs. Jessie Barr of Crown Point; also nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, besides a host of area friends.
Interment will be made in the Lowell cemetery.
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