Joan M. Matthews

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Joan Mary Matthews, 75, of Eldersburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster.

Born Oct. 19, 1937, in Karachi, Pakistan, she was the daughter of the late Stewart and Lillian Rose Critchell. She was the wife of Carl Buford Matthews, who died Nov. 3, 2011.

She had been a school bus driver in the 1970s and 1980s. She had then worked for Hallmark cards in Walgreen's in Randallstown for many years. She enjoyed quilting, drawing and painting, gardening and working in her yard. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Community.

Surviving are a son, Darren Kenneth Matthews, of Sykesville; a daughter, Trina Gail Matthews, of Laurel; grandchildren Christina Estep, of Miami, Fla., and Joshua and Sara Matthews, of Sykesville; and siblings Owen Critchell, of Australia, and Gail Tranter, of Cardiff, Whales.

She was predeceased by a son-in-law, Michael Edwin Ashurst; and siblings Eric Critchell and Jean Peters.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville.

A funeral liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Community, 915 Liberty Road, Eldersburg, with the Rev. Dave McQuigan as celebrant. Interment will be at a later date in Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery in Owings Mills.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Jan. 30, 2013
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