Mount Vernon News
  • Barbara Mathews

  • March 2, 2011

HOWARD — Barbara J. Mathews, 77, of Howard, and formerly of Fairfield County, passed away Feb. 25, 2011, at the Country Club Nursing Home in Mount Vernon.

She worked as an RN and as a medical records supervisor for 20-plus years for the Fairfield Medical Center.

She is survived by her children, Robert Stephen (Carol Ann) West of Carroll, Nancy Ann (Jim) Boyer of Washington Courthouse, Jan Etta (Jim) Hussey of Lancaster, Vicki Lynn West of Carroll, Michael Douglas (Marie) West of Grove City, Lynn Mathews of Port St. Lucy, Fla., Steve Mathews of Jackson, Mich., and Mark (Dawn) Mathews of Jackson, Mich.; sister, Marylyn Wolf of Beckley, W.Va.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Hudson and Pauline (Kehrer) Keller; and stepfather, Roy Keller; grandparents, Mary and George Hudson; aunts, Ruth Hudson and Marjorie Coolidge; first husband, Clarence West; and second husband, Urlin Duane Mathews.

A service will take place on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home in Lancaster officiated by Pastor McDowell. Burial will follow at the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday.

Memorials can be made in Barbara’s name to the First United Methodist Church, 163 E. Wheeling St., Lancaster, OH 43130; or the Knox County Hospice, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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