Idelle (McMillan) Mathews

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Idelle McMillan Mathews, 101, of Chiefland died May 15, 2017.
Idelle was born to the late Archibald R. and Minnie Ola Rentz McMillan in Echols County, Ga. She moved to Tampa in 1924 where she graduated from Hillsborough High School in 1935 and the University of Tampa in 1939. She began her 40-year teaching career in Hillsborough County.
In 1940 Idelle married Wilson Floyd Mathews Sr. She was preceded in death by her husband and grandson, Stephen.
Survivors include son, Wilson Jr. (Judy) Hammond Mathews; daughter, Lynda Mathews (Guy) Long; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Most important to Idelle was her Christian faith. She was a member of First Baptist of Chiefland where in years past she taught a women's Bible class. Her deep faith strengthened and comforted her and her family. She was an example of Christian Love and caring.
After retirement Idelle and Wilson moved to their farm in Levy County. She was a very creative person. She was an avid craft maker, a prolific seamstress, her knitting, crocheting and quilting was superb. She was a member of the Springhouse Quilters Guild in Trenton. In her spare time Idelle read and enjoyed watching her favorite sports teams, Florida Gators, and Atlanta Braves.
A memorial service will be held at First Baptist of Chiefland Saturday June 17 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers Idelle requested donations be made to the Missions programs at First Baptist Church of Chiefland, 511 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland, FL 32626.
Published in Chiefland Citizen on June 8, 2017