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Matthew Alan Worthington

WORTHINGTON Matthew Alan Worthington, age 38, of Grove City, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on March 16, 2011. He was born February 12, 1973 in Columbus, OH to John McDowell Worthington, Sr. and Linda Sue (Dorcy) Worthington. He was a 1991 graduate of Grove City High School where he played on the football team. He attended IUPUI, The Ohio State University and was a recent graduate of Fortis College with an associate degree in nursing. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and an avid NASCAR fan. Matt loved the outdoors; whether he was riding in the wind, deer hunting, or just walking with his girls near the Darby Creek Woods, it was where he was happiest. Along with his parents, he is survived by his wife, Laura Lee (Minch) Worthington; daughters, Audrey Nicole and Eva Marie; brothers, John (Laura) Worthington, Jr. and Michael Darcy (Sara Chase) Worthington; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Terry and Sue Minch; brother-in-law, Lou Minch; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Clark and Beulah Worthington and Jack and Elsie Dorcy. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at the SCHOEDINGER GROVE CITY CHAPEL 3920 Broadway Grove City. Funeral service 10 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2011 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 3220 Columbus St., Grove City, OH 43123; Rev. Scott Ness, officiating; Interment Concord Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a trust fund has been established for the education of Matt's daughters. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory of Matt or to express condolences to his family.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 19, 2011
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