Mary B. Matthews

Mary B. Matthews passed away at the age of 89 on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Emeritus at Marietta.

She was born in Cambridge, Ohio, the daughter of the late Roy and R. Blanche Mendenhall on Oct. 16, 1924. The family moved to Marietta in 1928. Mary graduated from Marietta High School in 1942. She retired from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office after 25 years of service. As a member of Faith United Methodist Church, she served as organist and financial secretary for many years. She was a life member of the D.A.V. auxiliary.

On May 13, 1944, she married Gale A. Matthews who preceded her in death June 25, 2013.

Mary is survived by two sons, Michael A. Matthews and his wife Sandra of Marietta and David L. Matthews and his wife Patricia of Lowell; two granddaughters, Susan Michelle Matthews of Marietta and Melissa Anne Brown and her husband Russell of Graysville, great granddaughter Isabella Brown of Graysville, several nieces and nephews and other relatives survive.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gale, three brothers: John, George and Roy and two sisters-in-law, Ernestine and Betty Mendenhall.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday (Aug.13) at 10 a.m. at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with the Rev. Stacy Evans officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday after 2 p.m with family present 2-4 and 6-8. Messages of sympathy may be sent at

The family would like to thank the staff of Emeritus at Marietta for their kindness, comfort and care. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Faith United Methodist Church, 503 7th St., Marietta, OH 45750.