Ethel L. Mathews

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Ethel Lorine Mathews, 98, of Hampstead, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Longview Nursing Home in Manchester.

Born Jan. 2, 1915, in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Edward Martin and Barbara Miller. Twice married, she was the wife of the late Stewart Keeney and the late Fulton Mathews.

She was a registered nurse who started her career at Rosewood Hospital Center, and finished her career at Spring Grove Hospital Center. She was also a member of Manchester Baptist Church.

After her retirement, she traveled extensively throughout the world with many of her family members, friends and former co-workers. She hosted annual family gatherings for many years, as long as her health allowed. She was a devout Christian, and was the matriarch who held together a very large family.

Surviving are children Roger Keeney and wife Maggie, of Princes Anne, Kenneth Keeney and wife Mary Bess, of Finksburg, Barbara Mediary, of Pikesville, Walter Keeney and wife Betty, of Millers, Mary Ellison, of Hampstead, Ralph Keeney and wife Roxey, of Delaware, and Sandra Frantz and husband Robert, of Westminster; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by sons-in-law George Curtis Medairy and Charles Ellison.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 3296 Charmil Drive, Manchester.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral chapel, with the Rev. David Scafide officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Finksburg.

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Funeral Home
Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, P.A. - Manchester
3296 Charmil Drive P.O. Box 389
Manchester, MD 21102
(410) 374-2626
Published in Carroll County Times on July 17, 2013
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