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Virginia Matthews

Virginia M. MATTHEWS, age 89, of Germantown, passed away Saturday morning, November 16, 2013 at Kettering Medical Center. She was born December 11, 1923 in Blue Mound, Illinois to Jesse and Pearl Etchison. She was a devoted mother and loving wife of 63 years. Virginia worked as secretary at Valley View High School for 20 years. She was a member of the Germantown First Church of God where she served faithfully as Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, Song Director, Choir member, Youth Director, Benevolence Chairperson for funeral dinners, Board of Elders, and various other boards.
She is survived by her husband, Olin Matthews, and daughters, Karen Sharp and Pamela Matthews both of Germantown. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Melinda Kinney and Matthew Sharp and three great-grandchildren, Callista, Karina, and Kaydence.
Visitation will be at Arpp and Root Funeral Home, 29 N. Main St, Germantown, from
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday November 19, 2013. Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Germantown First Church of God 760 Farmersville Pike    Burial will follow at Miami Valley Memorial Gardens, Centerville. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.arpprootfh.com.

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During my time at Valley View Mrs. Matthews was one of the sweetest person I had the pleasure to be around. She always had some thing nice to say and lend a helping hand, she loved her job and each child that came threw the doors. Sending my condolences to the family, I know she will be greatly missed. Tammy J Santel

Tammy Carter Santel Nov 26 2013 12:00 AM

To Mrs. Matthews Family, I had the wonderful opportunity of being one of her aides in high school. The year was 1977. She was a wonderful lady and a great mentor. She will be missed. Please take comfort in knowing that she is with our Lord. God Bless.

Deborah Ables Crump Nov 21 2013 12:00 AM

Mr. Matthews, Karen and Pam: Our deepest sympathy to you at this time and lifting you up in prayer. Sincerely, Kendall and Wilda Peters

Wilda Peters Nov 19 2013 12:00 AM

Karen, Pam and Mr. Matthews, I am so sorry to hear about your loss.However, I know she is directing a heavenly choir now.I can still see her in front of the church keeping us all in the right tempo.She was a wonderful person and everyone who knew her was blessed by her.

Connie Poorman Holsapple Nov 19 2013 12:00 AM

Dear Mr. Matthews, Karen, and Pam, My heart is heavy as I type these words of sympathy regarding the passing of Mrs. Matthews.I feel so very blessed to have gotten to be so welcomed in your home and in your church, through my friendship with Karen.You, all, always treated me with the utmost kindness.I remember Mrs. Matthews' wonderful meals and what pride she took in her home and the love she showered on all of you.She was a beautiful woman and I am sure her fine "walk in life" alone, brought many lives to want to know Jesus. Much love and prayers.~Angie

Angie Hoover Lawson Nov 19 2013 12:00 AM

We have sweet memories of Virginia and know she loved the Lord. She was so faithful to her husband, family and church.Know that we would attend her service if we were still there.Give Olin a hug for us both. May the Lord Bless you through this time of sorrow.She is singing so beautifully with Jesus and all the angels.

Phil and Suzie Anderson Nov 19 2013 12:00 AM

We look forward to the time we will be united with our loved ones again. The Bible tell us at John 5:28-29, that this could be possible. It read as following:(John 5:28, 29)(28) Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice(29) and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.

Alvera Conyers Nov 18 2013 12:00 AM