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Nunnelee Funeral Chapel

205 North Stoddard, Sikeston, MO

OBITUARY

Lillian Matthews

March 16, 1929May 18, 2020

Lillian Righter Matthews, age 91, passed away on May 18, 2020 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, MO. having contracted COVID-19. She was born March 16, 1929 in Sikeston, MO. to the late Ward Louthan and Mary Frances Baker Righter. She was a member of Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church in Sikeston, MO. where she served as past Elder and Deacon. She was an accomplished pianist and also served as a Regional Cub Scout Leadership trainer; business partner and board officer of J&L Glass, Inc., Charleston Glass, Inc., Sikeston Aluminum Co. and related real estate investments. On May 5, 1946 in Jackson, MO. she married Lee O. Matthews who preceded her in death on December 9, 2014. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Ben A. (Drew) and Yvonne Moll Matthews of College Station, Texas and Scott A. and Mary Matthews of Clyde Hill, Washington; five grandchildren, Aynsley Matthews, Taryne Matthews, Jacob Matthews, Katherine Gomez and Grace Matthews. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one grandson, Harrison Moll Matthews. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 22, 2020 at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel from 9:00 a.m. until time of graveside service at 11:00 a.m., Rev. Tom Bass, officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston, MO.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 22, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, May 22, 2020

Memories

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Melissa Ensor

May 22, 2020

Melissa Ensor

May 22, 2020

We are very sorry for your loss. Ms Lilian was a wonderful, kind, sweet lady and we loved her. So thankful we got to spend time with her at Thanksgiving.

Melissa, Ashley and Annie Ensor

Doug Reynolds

May 21, 2020

Mrs. Matthews was a great Cub Scout leader, neighbor and friend

Brenda Valenzuela

May 21, 2020

It was an honor and a privilege to be the caretaker for Mrs. MATTHEWS we done so many things together she told me so many stories of her life Most of all she was proud to be Ms Lee Matthews. She loved putting on her makeup , going to the beauty shop and getting her manicures. She was friendly and kind to everyone. She made this World a better place. I was Blessed to be a part of her life. My family adored her. I really miss you. I’m going to see you again though. God Bless her sons and family. She really loved them all🙏

Milton and Sandy Dare

May 21, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Drew and Yvonne and their family in the loss of their mother, Lillian Matthews. The passing of the greatest generation and the matriarch of the family is hard and we extend blessings and hope you will find peace and comfort from friends and family over the next few days and weeks ahead. May the Lord bless you and keep you.

Mary Borgsmiller

May 21, 2020

Such a beautiful picture of a beautiful lady. I am so very sorry for your loss and know she will be missed, but I know she is happy to be with Mr. Lee again. My love and prayers are with you all at this sorrowful time.
God bless,
Mary

Patricia Cantrell

May 20, 2020

I worked where she stayed and i was in housekeeping and we had some pretty good conversations. She was such a mentor to me and I had a brain injury while I worked there that had me get on disability so i occasionally would see her out at places. She was always so pleasant and gave me lots of hugs and encouragement through my ordeal. I will miss her dearly because no matter where she came from she was still a good friend to many. She will be so missed.

Phil Puckett

May 19, 2020

Great neighbor always greeted me with a big smile. One of my Mothers greatest friends. They are together again. You will be missed.

John Ensor

May 19, 2020

I’m going to miss those kisses. You couldn’t get by cousin Lillian without getting a kiss first then everything was alright with the world.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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