Alene Pyles Matiskie of Royalton, Illinois, June 8, 1922 – April 9, 2019

Alene (Pyles) Matiskie, 96, of Royalton, Illinois passed away at 10:50 a.m., Tuesday, April 09, 2019 at the Herrin Hospital.

Alene was born June 8, 1922 in Royalton to Fred and Janette (Young) Pyles.

She married Anthony “Tony” Matiskie in 1940 in Los Angeles, CA. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include a grandson and his wife, Jeff and Carol Matiskie of Royalton and a granddaughter, Kathy Matiskie of Florida; three great grandchildren, Nicole Schwartzkopf of Bowling Green, KY, Helena (Kyle) Ferguson of West Frankfort and Carly Matiskie of Royalton and three great great grandchildren, Bridon and Cayden Schwarzkops, Veyda Ferguson.

Her parents, a son, Dennis Matiskie and a brother, Robert Pyles also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Matiskie was a member of the Royalton Baptist Church. She retired after 37 years as a secretary for the Kroger offices in Carbondale and St. Louis in 1983.

Funeral services for Mrs. Matiskie will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 12, 2019 at Vantrease Funeral Home in Royalton with Pastor Ron Knox officiating. Burial will be the Miners cemetery east of Royalton. Visiting hours are from 9 to 11:00 a.m., Friday at the funeral home.  Visit for more information and to sign the online register book.