Matthew Converse age 8 of Lima Ohio passed away on Sunday August 11,2019. He was born on November 15, 2010. He was the son of Stephanie Berna ( Jason Adams), Joseph Converse.
Matthew leaves behind his twin sister Meiah L Converse, Justin ( Rachel) Converse, Caleb Converse, Jessica Converse. Matthew’s maternal grandparents are Tina and Eugene Berna, Lisa Mcnamara. Paternal grandparents are Debra and Lowell Culp. He is also survived by 3 maternal great grandparents Suzanne Berna( aka Mimi), Dennis Wesemann senior ( aka pawpaw), Susan Berna.
Matthew aunts and uncles on his Maternal side are Adam Berna, Kristen Merrill, Alyssa Berna. On his paternal side is Jason and Angie Culp.
He was preceded in death by his great grandfather – Rodney Berna who died January 18, 2015; his great grandmother – Sandy Wesemann who died April 20, 2016; grandfather – Andy R. McNamara who died March 26, 2015.
Matt was an extraordinary young man with big visions of becoming a firefighter or a policeman. He made many friends with the local firefighters and members of the police department. He attended the Great Day Academy where he would of been starting the third grade. At the end of second grade he was given the “Friendliest Kid” certificate. He had fun playing basketball in the Special Olympics.
“Chewie” will be remembered for his loving, caring nature who liked to help any and everyone. He loved to laugh and was very outgoing, often saying “Hi, I’m Matthew” and engaging in conversation. He had a passion for being outdoors and loved going to the zoo and seeing all the animals. He liked to make funny faces, playing video games like LEGO and Star Wars, and dancing to high beat music. He was facinated with Star Wars, Chewbacca and light sabers and also enjoyed Paw Patrol and PJ Masks. Matt was a little man with a big heart that never stop giving.
A celebration of Matt’s life will be held at Ottawa Metro Park on State Route 81 starting Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family to help with costs.
The family wishes to send a special ‘Thank You’ and to let everyone know how very grateful they are to the local law enforcement and all the volunteers that helped the family in the search.
Arrangements are being handled by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.