Colleen Adele Mattox

November 11, 1959 ‒ November 03, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Colleen Adele Mattox, age 59, of Mt. Vernon, died peacefully on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the OSU Medical Center.  Administrative Coordinator for MHE Sales at McGraw-Hill where she has been employed for 29 years.  Born November 11, 1959 in Delaware, Ohio to Carlton L. and Janet L. (Havens) Thompson, who survive her.  Graduate of Buckeye Valley High School where she was active in the Drama Club and Yearbook Committee.  Very self-sufficient and a little stubborn, Colleen was well liked by everyone she met, would do or help anyone with anything, loved music, flowers, being at the beach in Florida, Thanksgiving and of course, her OSU Buckeyes.  Preceded in death by husband, Jeffrey R. Mattox.  In addition to her parents, Colleen is survived by devoted daughter, Laura Mattox of Mt. Vernon; son Matthew Sanderson of Columbus; grandchildren, Cole, Ella and Trenton; brothers, Jeffrey O. Thompson of  Arizona and Christopher R. Thompson of Columbus; 2 step-children; and loving companions, Princess Abby and Maggie.  Friends may call 6-8 pm Friday, November 8, 2019 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury, where Funeral Service will be held at 10 am on Saturday.  Pastor Kenneth Dickerson officiating.  Interment Bloomfield Cemetery, Centerburg, OH.  Contributions may be made to the ASPCA or the American Cancer Society in Colleen’s memory.  The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Colleen’s family.  Please visit to share a memory or condolence with the family.

  • Selfishly we wish you were still with us on this Earth. But knowing and understanding your pain and the depth of missing Jeff, we would never wish you back. Your life has been so difficult these past years since Jeff passed and cancer would not let you be. We pray that your pain has eased while with God and in Jeff’s loving arms. You are amazing person, the world suffered a terrible loss.

  • My deepest deepest condolences to the family, from mine. I first walked into a brand new job nearly 24 years ago. Her gorgeous smile was one of the first that I saw. Like a long lost Auntie. She was so relaxing to be around…and lovely…and spoke about her children and then her grandchildren. I saw her just a couple of weeks ago…and as always saw that same smile. No matter what was going on, she gave that smile. I miss her already. My wife and I feel your heartache.


  • My deepest condolences to Janet, Carlton, Jeff and Chris. Colleen and I had many adventures and wonderful memories from our days on Thompson Lane as neighbors. She was always full of joy and laughter. Although we had not seen each other for 30+ years, Colleen came to my mother’s calling hours in July. She was upbeat and positive about her situation, and it meant so much to me and my family for her and Janet to attend. Rest in peace my dear friend. You will be missed, but you are now without pain and with the love of your life.

    Leslie Sheppard Coonfare

  • Laura, my deepest condolences on your loss. Colleen was a special lady and I always enjoyed our impromptu talks when we ran into each other around town. She will be missed. Keeping you and your family in our prayers.

  • My beautiful sister fought hard to beat the cancer in her body but it overwhelmed her. I have very good memories of the 3 of us growing up together, we loved and cared for one another. The last few years of her life were a struggle, I am happy she is now pain free, but missing her deeply and will always be in our hearts. I Love you, Colleen Adele!

  • Dearest Laura,
    My heart breaks for you and your family. You’re mom was one of a kind! Her struggle is over, I pray you remember all the great times.

  • Dearest Chris, Bill and I are saddened to hear of the loss of your sister. Knowing you, she was a beautiful person as well. We won’t be able to come to see you as we are both under the weather. Please know we hope to see you soon. Big hug, Lorraine (Maureen) and Bill.

  • Colleen you were the kindest and most generous person I ever met. You didn’t pull any favorites and said what was on your mind. I and my husband and kids will miss you. What brings me peace is knowing that you’re with uncle jeff. Love you.

  • To Janet and Carlton ,
    Deepest condolences for your great loss. We pray that you can remember all the good times you had with her.

  • My deepest sympathy to all of Colleen’s family. She was a long time co-worker that everyone enjoyed being around with her ever present big smile. She shared birthday with my late husband, and we always talked about that each year. She always talked about her family with so much pride and love. May you be given comfort and peace that she is no longer suffering and that she is resting with Jeff forever. Keep her memory always close to your hearts.

  • Laura, Matt and family; Tom and I are so very sorry for you loss. Your mom, was such a joy. So full of love and energy. Remember watching our boys play ball. Oh the laughter and joy.
    Keep your happy memories close to your hearts. May God bless and keep you.