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Barbara Matthews


Barbara Matthews went peacefully to see her God on August 21, 2017. Born and raised as Barbara Thomas, she was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Ida Thomas, 10 of her siblings, her grandson, William David Till, and great-grandson, AJ Robson. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 77 years, Francis "Woodie" Matthews, her son, Wayne (Dawn), her daughters, Arlene (Buster), and Beverly. She was the best Nanny to Chip Stoll, Craig Matthews, Sheri Robson, Matthew Stoll, Krista Bembenek, Justin Matthews, Jennie Hecht, and James Pratt. She was loved and adored by all 13 of her great-grandchildren who were her greatest joy. How her eyes lit up as she watched them play together in "Uncle Wayne's Pool!" She is also survived by her sister, Phyllis Caparn, Burlington, NJ. The ultimate homemaker who could stretch a meal to feed a multitude, Barbara also taught preschool children, was a bookkeeper at Lincoln Bus Terminal, and the office manager for Francis "Woodie" Matthews Plumbing and Heating. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Lakewood where she loved her church family and professed her love for God and Jesus. She served for many years as secretary for the Greenville Cemetery Association. At Greenville Methodist Church, she wore many hats, spreading the love of Christ to all. Her viewing will be held on Thursday, August 24, from 4-8PM at Colonial Funeral Home, 2170 Highway 88, Brick. The funeral will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 678 5th St. Lakewood, NJ 08701 at 10AM on Friday, August 25, with the interment at the Greenville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to , 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences can be sent to the family at
Published in Asbury Park Press on Aug. 23, 2017
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