Doris L. Young Matthews, 90, of Finleyville, passed into the presence of her Lord Jesus Friday, October 15, 2021, in her son's home, following a brief illness.
Born September 21, 1931, in Portersville, she was a daughter of the late Wilmer Young and Adda Twentier Young.
Doris was raised on a dairy farm, attended a one-room schoolhouse, graduated from Ellwood City High School and received a BS degree at Bob Jones University in both Chemistry and English. She and her husband, Ray owned a school bus contracting company in the South Hills. They collected Model A cars, advertising, toys and antiques in their life together. Ligonier was a special place to them both, owning a second home there for more than 30 years. Her love of baking cookies and pies, reading, playing 500 Bid with friends, seeing new places, volunteering with the auxiliary at St. Joseph's and Jefferson Hospital were all special moments of her blessed life.
Doris was a member at the First Presbyterian Church of Finleyville and Gleaner Sunday school class. She enjoyed traveling the countryside with family and friends, always ready for a day trip to search for antiques, treasures and historic places.
Doris leaves behind to cherish her memory her children, Timothy (Sherry) Matthews of Monessen, Denise (George) Konton of Finleyville, Emma Nesbitt of Zelienople, Thomas Matthews of Finleyville and Donald Matthews of Jefferson Boro; grandchildren, Raymond, Charlie, Mandy, Lauren, Kurt, Kara and Kayla; and great-grandchildren, TJ, Evie, Tenley, Landon and Harlyn all fondly remember her loving spirit.
In addition to her parents, Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond H. Matthews in 1990. Also preceding were her siblings, Arthur Young, Edwin Young and Janet Young Hufnagel, all of Portersville; and her son-in-law, John Nesbitt.
She will be dearly missed and remembered by all her knew her.
Some last words she spoke were to say, "Always believe in the Lord, Jesus Christ. He will always get you through, no matter what."
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 19, in Kegel Funeral Home, Inc., David P. Kegel, supervisor, 3560 Washington Avenue, Finleyville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 20, with Pastor Kevin Young officiating, in First Presbyterian Church of Finleyville, 3595 Washington Avenue, Finleyville. Everyone please meet at church for the service. Private interment will be held in Jefferson Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made, in Doris' honor, to: First Presbyterian Church of Finleyville, 3595 Washington Avenue, Finleyville, PA 15332; or Ligonier Library, 120 W. Main Steet, Ligonier, PA 15658 or at ligonierlibrary.org.