Betty Matthews

May 21, 2019

Betty Matthews, age 88, of Miller, Missouri, passed away at 10:35 a.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019, at her home. She was born October 8, 1930, in Miller, the daughter of Orvel and Elsie (Costlow) McGown.

Betty was a 1948 graduate of Miller High School. She was a homemaker and worked as a cook for the Miller School District for 20 years and was a member of the Round Grove Baptist Church.

On October 7, 1950, she married Bob Matthews, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Betty is survived by her husband of 68 years, Bob; children: Debbie Lane of Carthage, Missouri; Donna Rodrock, Joe Matthews and Darren Matthews, all of Miller; three grandchildren, Billy Rodrock, Brandi Carver and her husband, Darren and Michael Wade Rodrock; five great- grandchildren: Taylor Rodrock and his wife, Aspen; Lilli Hickey and her husband, Darrian; Austin Rodrock; Grayson Carver; and Drake Carver; one great-great grandson, Payton Hickey; one sister-in-law, Anabelle Butler of St. Charles, Missouri; and several nieces, nephew and friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Orvel and Elsie, and son-in-law, Mike Rodrock.

The family would like to say a very special thank you to Brandy Matthews for helping care for Betty, and thanks to Avalon Hospice of Carthage.

A graveside service, under the direction of the Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home, in Miller, was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the Goss Cemetery. Family and friends may pay their respects from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in the funeral home chapel.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made payable to the Alzheimer’s Association, in care of the funeral home, PO Box 108, Miller, Missouri 65707, to help fight this horrible disease.

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