Marjorie Provan Matievich

James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | June 14, 2024


Marjorie Provan Matievich, 95, of White Oak died June 13, 2024 . She was born April 2, 1929 in McKeesport, Pa., a daughter of the late Donald and Margaret  Bell.  Marjorie was a 1947 graduate and valedictorian  of Wilmerding High School .She was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh and graduated in 1951 with a degree in education later being employed by West Wilmerding / North Versailles Township as a first grade teacher. She later gave up her career to become a  full time homemaker raising her four children.  Her hobbies included conservative politics, reading, gourmet cooking, sewing. Marjorie's  purpose in life was dedicated to her unshakable faith in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was a tireless educator  for Christian values. As a mother , grandmother and wife she was a constant inspiration of loving kindness. She is forever loved.

She was  the first female President of the Allegheny County Sportsman’s League.  She was the director of the Pennsylvania Rifle and Pistol Association.She served as Pa Chairman of the Phyllis Schlafly Eagle Forum for 15 years. She was the Hostess, Producer,and Editor  of her own television show on Cornerstone T.V. called "Focus on the Issues"  for 12 years . She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dr. Charles Provan, second husband, Michael Matievich, son, Charles D. Provan, grandchild, Matthias Provan, son-in-law Kenneth Sears, two brothers, Rollin and Jack Bell. She is survived by three daughters, Cynthia "Cindy" Sears, Margaret "Peggy" Josefczyk (Gary), Diane Elizabeth Provan,  one  sister, Donna McClure (Dr. Thomas),  son-in-law, Dr. Matthew Logan, daughter-in-law Carol Provan 15 grandchildren; Nathanael, Susanna, Tabitha, Josiah, Tobias, Nicholas, Joanna, Katurah, and  Gideon Provan; David, Michael and Melissa Sears; Julie, Suzanne and Jesse Logan and  15  great grandchildren . Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Sunday from 3-7 p.m. A funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel followed by interment in Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles. Memorials may be made to  Tunnel to Towers or the Samaritan's Purse.

Originally published June 14, 2024.

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