Matthew "Chewie" Converse

November 15, 2010 - August 11, 2019
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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.

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Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm

Ottawa Metro Park


State Route 81
Lima, ohio

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Jenn posted on 9/8/19

Your family remains in our prayers.


Stephanie Berna posted on 8/30/19

My dearest son your heart touched so many people that you didn’t know. I miss your smile. Rest In Peace my angel I love you so much love mom


Jason Adams (dad) posted on 8/30/19

Mist and loved


Jason Adams(dad) posted on 8/30/19

Mist and loved


Jason Adams posted on 8/30/19

He's greatly mist and always loved by myself his dad and his mom Steph


Tina Horton posted on 8/30/19

You will be greatly missed by the whole community R.I.P Matthew I didn't know you and it breaks my heart that your not here


Thomas Bersch posted on 8/30/19

In memory of Matthew "Chewie" Converse, Thomas Bersch lit a candle


Ruthann Seisser posted on 8/29/19

In memory of Matthew "Chewie" Converse, Ruthann Seisser lit a candle


Ruthann Seisser posted on 8/29/19

My love and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. ❤️🙏


adison posted on 8/29/19

In memory of Matthew "Chewie" Converse, adison lit a candle


Theresa Manship posted on 8/29/19

I'm so sorry for your loss. Heaven has another precious angel. Praying for the family.


Abbi Mays posted on 8/29/19

Matthew was like a son to me. I am going to miss seeing his face and hearing him say ho and I love you to me. RIP bud! I love you and I miss you