Jane Eleanor Mattaliano

Obituary of Jane Eleanor Mattaliano

Jane Eleanor Kennedy Mattaliano, 90, of Morgantown, WV passed away on March 9th, 2018 at Mapleshire Nursing and Rehabilitation center.  She was born on March 2, 1928 in Parkersburg, WV, the daughter of Edwin W. Kennedy and Evelyn Zumbro Kennedy, both of whom preceded her in death. Mrs. Mattaliano formerly lived in Philippi, WV for nearly sixty years, before relocating to Morgantown upon the death of her husband, Joseph P. Mattaliano in 2006.  She was also preceded in death by her first husband R. Richard Scott, in 1969.


Mrs. Mattaliano is survived by her five children; daughter, Mrs. Judith (Scott) Galloway, and husband Gary, Placida, FL; and sons Michael R. Scott, and wife Marjorie,  Port St. Joe, FL; Jeffrey P. Scott and wife Josephine, Grovetown, GA; Stephen D. Scott, and wife Janice, Hurricane, WV; Philip K. Scott, and wife Sandra, Morgantown, WV. She also is survived by her eight grandchildren: Heidi Howe, Louisville, KY; Adam Galloway, Louisville, KY; Richard A. Scott, Midland, GA; Shane Scott, St. Marys, GA; Philip Jeremy Scott, Morgantown, WV; Matthew Scott, Morgantown, WV; Timothy Scott, Morgantown, WV; and Dr. Tara Michele Scott, Playa Vista, CA, and nine great-grandchildren.  She is survived by one brother, James E. Kennedy, Lake Geneva, WI and one sister, Mrs. Rudy (Shirley) Guerrieri, Baden, PA.


Mrs. Mattaliano was a long-time educator and administrator in the Barbour County school system, and was very active throughout the Barbour County community.


A graduate of Washington-Irving High School in Clarksburg, WV, Mrs. Mattaliano received a BA in Secondary Education and a MA in Secondary Education from Alderson-Broaddus College and a MA in Education Administration from West Virginia University.


Mrs. Mattaliano was an English teacher at Philip Barbour High School from 1966-1982 and served as supervisor of secondary education for the Barbour County school system from 1982 until her retirement in 1989.  She was a part-time instructor at Fairmont State College and an Assistant Professor in Education at Alderson-Broaddus College for several years.


Mrs. Mattaliano was a member of the Crim Memorial UM Church in Philippi, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, trustee, and member of the Administrative Board. She was a member of the United Methodist Women, served as co-chair of the church’s annual bazaar and was a member of the adult choir for over 30 years.


She was a fifty-year member of the Past Matron of the Philippi Chapter #41 OES and member of the Past Matrons and Patrons Organization.


During her teaching years, she held many professional memberships. She was a member of the Barbour County Education Association, WVEA, NEA, National Council of Teachers of English, member and past president of the Regional Association for Curriculum and Development, and the Barbour County Classroom Teachers.  She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, National Teachers’ Honorary. She was past president of the Barbour County Association of Retired School Employees.


Mrs. Mattaliano devoted her lifetime to community service. She was a life member and past president of the Broaddus Hospital Auxiliary; a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader; president of the Philip Barbour Band Boosters; publicity chairman for the 1979 school bond campaign; member of the 1976 Bicentennial Committee; member of the Blue and Gray Choir; member of the Barbour County Arts and Humanities Council; member of the College Club, Alderson-Broaddus College; member of Philippi’s Sesquicentennial Committee.  She was the author of Milestones, Pictorial History of Philippi and had several articles published in Goldenseal magazine, as well as many others. She organized and published two local cookbooks -What’s Cooking in Barbour County? and Covered Bridge Cookery.  As a trustee of the Philippi Public Library, Mrs. Mattaliano coordinated the local campaign for renovation of the former Philippi post office to house the new public library. She was a member of the Board of Directors and Promotion Committee of Philippi Main Street, Inc.


Over the years, Mrs. Mattaliano was recognized for her contributions to her profession and the community. In 1980, she was named Barbour County Teacher of the Year and was a finalist for the West Virginia Teacher of the Year. The Philippi Business and Professional Women’s Club honored Mrs. Mattaliano as Educator of the Year in 1983. Delta Kappa Gamma, National Honorary for Women Educators recognized her as the 1995 Woman of the Year.  She was named Main Street West Virginia’s 1998 Board Member of the Year. In May of 2000, Mrs. Mattaliano was honored as WV Mother of the Year at Anna Jarvis’ birthplace and National Shrine for Mother’s Day was presented with her award by Governor Cecil Underwood.


Friends will be received at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce St., Morgantown, WV, on March 12th from 4-8 p.m. and again on Tuesday, March 13th from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Michael Charlton officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Philippi at 2 p.m.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be in Jane’s memory to the Mapleshire Resident’s Council, 30 Mon General Dr., Morgantown, WV, 26505.