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Jeanette  Matthews

Jeanette Ruth Matthews (Leonhart)

Thursday, August 16th, 1928 - Thursday, December 6th, 2018
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Jeanette Ruth Matthews, 90, of Lowell, Ohio, died Thursday, December 6, 2018 at her home on Bear Creek. She was born August 16, 1928, to the late Lewis and Ethel Brothers Leonhart in Lowell, Ohio.

She attended Lowell High School and graduated in 1946. Jeanette worked as a waitress and sold Avon for more than 17 years. She was a member of the CCL for over 55 years. She was a longtime member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Marietta, Ohio.

She found the love of her life in 1945. She married Glen Leonard Matthews on April 6, 1947 and was married nearly 70 years. They moved to their beloved farm on Bear Creek in 1957 with their two children, Larry and Sherrie. Jeanette loved to read, craft and was an animal lover. She loved working on her family history and could talk for hours to anyone about it. Christmas was her favorite time of year. Their home was always decked out with her Santas, snowmen, angels, and Christmas lights. What a wonderful Christmas gift she received to fly to her eternal home with her love.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, her parents, and her sisters Joanne Strahler and Margaret Beardsley. She is survived by her son Larry (Connie) Matthews; her daughter Sherrie (Tim) Rossiter; 6 grandchildren: Bobby (Heather) Enochs, Adam (Hilary) Enochs, Troy (Kala) Fogle, Christal (Larry) Wallace, Seth (Miranda) Matthews, and Trent (Alicia) Fogle; 18 great-grandchildren: Sarah McCraken (Scott), Abby Enochs, Trevor and Devon Niceswanger; Alexis, Audrey, Kori and Archer Enochs; Eithyn and Kelton Fogle, Cole and Kali Shilling; Jazmine, Zane, Jayden, and Ashton Wallace; Gage Matthews; Aiden Fogle; 2 great-great-grandchildren: Owen and Kaylee McCraken; one sister Jeri (Tom) Lang, numerous nieces and nephews, and her loving friends and family of Bear Creek.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Lowell of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Homes. Calling hours will be held before the service beginning at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to be sent to Faith United Methodist Church at 503 N. 7th St., Marietta, OH 45750.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 9th, 2018 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sunday, December 9th, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Lowell Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home
    227 Lock Street
    LOWELL, OH 45744
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  • Service

    Sunday, December 9th, 2018 | 7:00pm
    Sunday, December 9th, 2018 7:00pm
    Lowell Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home
    227 Lock Street
    LOWELL, OH 45744
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    Pastor Brian Weber
  • Interment

    Greenlawn Cemetery
    10 Laurel Ridge Road
    LOWELL, OH 45744
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    Burial of ashes will take place on a later date.


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Mark D Stillings

Posted at 09:40am
12/8 Dear Larry & Connie, Sherrie & Tim, and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Matthews. May the Lord surround you with HIS grace during the difficult days ahead. Sincerely, Mark D. Stillings

Michael and Vickie

Posted at 08:59pm
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Allen & Marcella Fleming & Families

Posted at 05:57pm
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. Jeanette was such a special, wonderful and caring person with a smile that could light up a room. We have so many great memories with her and Glen and will always treasure them. We regret to say that we are unable to pay our respects, but please know that your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. God has gained another very special Angel. All our love and God Bless Each and Everyone of You.


Posted at 05:38pm
Dear Matthews Family, I am so sorry for your loss. When we lose a love one in death it is never easy. During this difficult time may your family find comfort in Gods word the Bible that soon we will see our love ones again. -John 5:28,29

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