Dorothy H. Matthews
02/23/1922 - 11/03/2015
Dorothy H. “Dot” Matthews, 93, of New Oxford, entered into God’s eternal care Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at the Golden Living Center in Gettysburg. She was the wife of Charles S. “Stew” Matthews who died October 24, 2007. Born February 23, 1922 in Hanover, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Grace (Sadler) Smith. Dot was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Basilica, Edgegrove and was retired from Freeman Shoe Manufacturing Co, Hanover. Surviving is one son; Robert L. Matthews of New Oxford, 3 grandchildren; Bobbi Saveleski, Gerri Jumba and Cory Matthews, 6 great-grandchildren and 2 brothers; John Smith of McSherrystown and Bernard Smith of York. She was preceded in death by 6 siblings; Mildred Sentz, Pauline Eline, Ruth Moore, Rita Kuhn, Theresa Overbaugh and Genevieve Bolin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 am Friday, November 6, 2015 at Sacred Heart Basilica, Edgegrove. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends and relatives will be received Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown with a prayer service at 8 p.m. Contributions in memory of Dot may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
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