Betty L. Matthews, 77

January 14, 2009

JULY 27, 1931-JAN. 12, 2009

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Betty L. Martz Matthews, 77, of 438 W. Fourth St., died Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at her home.

Born July 27, 1931, in Mount Lena, she was the daughter of the late Woodrow James Griffith and Mildred Irene Martz.

She attended Hagerstown schools.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Boyd Matthews, in 1991. They were married July 29, 1950.

She was employed as a seamstress by clothing manufacturers, including Mont Alto (Pa.) Knitting and Joyes Manufacturing, before retiring in 1991.


She was a member of Grace Brethren Church in Waynesboro.

She is survived by one daughter, Sharon M. Matthews of Waynesboro; three sons, Robert B. Matthews Jr. of Waynesboro, William E. Matthews of Denver and Jeffrey Matthews of Greencastle, Pa.; and four grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Pastor G. Joseph Martin will officiate. Burial will follow in Harbaugh Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

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