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Linda Mathews

Linda E. Mathews of Dayton passed away Saturday July 22, 2017 at St. Leonards Sr. Living.  She was born in Greensboro, N.C., the daughter of the late Earl Sr. and Laura Frances Smith.  She graduated from Germantown High School and then graduated from Good Samaritan Nursing College.  Linda was a nurse and retired from Sycamore Hospital.  She is survived by her 2 sons, Michael Mathews and Joseph (Denise) Mathews, daughters Jennifer (Glen) Haagensen and Mary (Eric) Carlson.  One brother Ed Smith, 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Arpp & Root Funeral Home, 29 N Main St. Germantown with a one hour visitation beginning at 11:00am prior to the service.

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Know how hard it is to lose a loved one. Comfort in the days ahead. God is our comfort in our time of need.Love to you and yours, Kay

Kay Anderson Aug 1 2017 12:00 AM

I went to Nursing School with Linda! And, at our last reunion I got to talk to her a little bit longer! She was such a sweet person & always had a smile on her face! I pray she is in The Lord's Peace now. And may her family know how much their mom & grandma meant to her friends. Such sweet memories that will always be in my heart. God Bless all of you and may The Peace from our Lord be with you all! Melanie Hamilton-Swisher, Phoenix, AZ

Melanie Hamilton-Swisher Aug 1 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Linda Mathews

Mary Mathews Jul 31 2017 12:00 AM

I only knew Linda for a short while, but in the time I got to know her it was easy to see she was a special lady with a heart of gold. . Prayers for her family.

Stephanie Smith Jul 29 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Linda Mathews

Stephanie Smith Jul 29 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Linda Mathews


Linda was a friend since our days together as nursing students at Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in 1961, graduating together in 1964. I last saw her at our 50th GSH class reunion in 2014. I will always remember Linda's sense of humor and the smile on her face. May she rest in peace.

Ellen Borchers Jul 26 2017 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. I have the best memories of cousin-time spent with your mom. I'll miss her.

Ada Parkinson Jul 24 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing, I graduated with Kathy and my oldest brother , Carl graduated with Linda. So glad Glenda & her were able to attend the GHS Alumni Dinner in 2016. Again prayers for all!Jean Roberts Powell

Jean Roberts Powell Jul 24 2017 12:00 AM