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Thelma Carr Matthews

January 30, 1934 — August 15, 2023

Owensboro

Thelma Carr Matthews

Thelma Carr Matthews, 89, of Owensboro, left for glory on Tuesday, August 15 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Detroit, Michigan to the late Luther Carr and Edith Myrtle Drew Carr.

Mrs. Matthews worked for Daviess County School System for many years, including time as a secretary at Burns Middle School and Central Office. She also worked at Evansville ARC in the 1980’s. In the 1990’s she worked part-time at Memory Lane Antiques in Fordsville. Most recently, she was the “volunteer manager” at Pin Cushion Gift Shop in the Munday Center. However, many will know her from being the dedicated pastor’s wife who played the piano at a number of churches where he served during their sixty plus years of marriage. She was most recently a member at Lewis Lane Baptist Church where her involvement included the Women’s Missionary Union and choir membership.

Thelma was a strong and feisty lady! She never met a stranger and was known to check Facebook in the middle of the night to be sure she was current! Mrs. Matthews loved a good bargain and her chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter fudge were famous.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Howard Lee Matthews in 2013; grandson, Kevin Morgan Matthews; granddaughter, Stefanie Alyss Matthews; and siblings, Arbutus Eversoll and Edward Carr.

She is survived by sons, Daniel (Teresa) Matthews, Luke (Cam) Matthews, both of Daviess Co., Robert (Melissa) Matthews of Birmingham, AL; daughters, Betty Jane Matthews (David) Pettit and Andrea Matthews (Brian) White, both of Daviess Co.; nine grandchildren, Erin Matthews (Brad) Cecil, Sarah Matthews (Lee) Rudy, Lindsay Matthews (Joe) O'Bryan, David Howard (Lauren) Pettit, John Matthew (Mary) Pettit, Annie-Laurie Pettit (Dr. Adrian) Yeiser, Jamieson (Beth) Matthews, Michael (Maggie) Matthews, and Brittany Feistel (Zach) Gholson; great-grandchildren, Cole, Anna Belle and Emma Cecil, Laura Lee and Walker Rudy, Josie O’Bryan, Mason Pettit, Melrose, Ruby, Alice, Harriet and Moses Pettit, Leif, Walt and Maple Yeiser, and Abram, Heidi Grace, Elijah, Clara and Gideon Gholson.

The funeral service will be at 3:00 PM, Saturday, August 19 at Lewis Lane Baptist Church where visitation will be from 1:00 PM until time of service. Burial will be at Utica Cemetery. Care by Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Kentucky Baptist Foundation, PO Box 436389, Louisville, KY 40253-6389.

Messages and condolences for the family may be shared at www.glenncares.com.

                                                                                                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Visitation

Saturday, August 19, 2023

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Lewis Lane Baptist Church

2600 Lewis Ln, Owensboro, KY 42301

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Funeral Service

Saturday, August 19, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Lewis Lane Baptist Church

2600 Lewis Ln, Owensboro, KY 42301

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Graveside Service

Saturday, August 19, 2023

4:00 - 4:15 pm (Central time)

Utica Baptist Church Cemetery

Highway 140, Utica, KY

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