Ethel Jane Rickman Matthews

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XENIA Ethel Jane Rickman Matthews, 84, of Xenia, Ohio was called home on Wednesday September 11, 2013 at 3:55 p.m. Ethel was the daughter of Cue Rickman and Bernice Stewart Rickman. She was the owner and beautician of Ethel's Beauty Shop for 37 years. She also was the optometrist associate for Dr. Leaks in Xenia for many years. Ethel taught and substituted at the O.S.S.O. Home and Greene Joint Vocational School in her later years. A member of United A.M.E. Church, Ethel served as President of the Usher Board and was involved with the Stewardess Board, Missionary Society, sang in the choir, attended Bible Study, and participated in the Men and Women's Day and Pastor's Appreciation events. For fifteen years, Ethel gave in memory the Roland Matthews Scholarship to the youth going to college. She is preceded in death by her husband, Roland Matthews and brothers, Donald, Ronald and Dennis Rickman. Ethel leaves to cherish her memories with love, children, Roland LeRoy Matthews of Sacramento, California, Carmen LaJean Adams of Xenia, Ohio, and Angela Marie Perry of Houston, Texas ; sisters, Beverly Barnes of Xenia, Ohio and Audrey Moody of Dallas, Texas; sister-in-law, Emily Rickman of Xenia, Ohio; grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held Thursday September 19, 2013 at United AME Church 286 East Church Street Xeina, Ohio 6:00 - 8:00pm Funeral service will be held on Friday September 20, 2013 at United AME Church at 11:00am with Reverend Dr. John E. Freeman Officiating. Interment will follow at Cherry Grove Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Porter-Qualls-Dunlap Funeral Home.
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