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Ruth E. MatthewPassing: December 10, 2012


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Thursday, December 13th@ 11:00am


Chastain Funeral Home

Wednesday, December 12th @4:00pm-8:00pm

Thursday, December 13th @10:00am-11:00am


Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Thursday, December 13th


 MITCHELL – Ruth E. Matthew, 88, passed away at 3:10 p.m. Monday, December 10, 2012, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born March 6, 1924, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Clarence A. and Cora (Neal) Moore.  She married Paul Vernon Matthew December 24, 1945, and he preceded her in death June 23, 1977. 

She was a homemaker and since age 12, a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church.

 Surviving:     children,

Janice A. (Rick) Ramey, Mitchell  
Kathy L. (Paul) Stroud, Mitchell
Gregory P. (Lori) Matthew, Rising Sun 


Tara L. Ramey, Troy M. Ramey, Lindsay N. Kidwell, Lance M. Stroud, Tiffany L. Madaris, Hilary B. Matthew, and Mallary R. Matthew

Her parents; husband; close friend, Roscoe Jean; sisters, Virginia Gilbert and Anna Mae Howell; and brother, Cletus Moore, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 13, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Bro. Greg Matthew and Rev. Eric Kersey officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.  

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22 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Rikki Crane | Bedford
    Date: December 18, 2012
    Janice- I am so sorry I missed Ruth's service. I just learned of her passing tonight. I guess I haven't read the paper in a while. I enjoyed visiting with Ruth. I wish I could have been there to give you a hug. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Continued thoughts and prayers.
  2. Guest: Suetta Yaney-Purlee | Mitchell, IN
    Date: December 14, 2012
    Kathy, Janice, and Greg, Your mom, Ruth was an absolutely wonderful lady. God has taken her to be with him to spread more joy in heaven... I am so sorry for your loss.. I love this family... Suetta
  3. Guest: De De Stone | Mitchell, IN
    Date: December 14, 2012
    Greg, Janice , and Kathy My deepest sympathy over the passing of your mother. She was a special lady that I feel live I have known her all of my life. I have known her from my early years when your Dad drove my school bus. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.
  4. Guest: Vance Kerns | Bedford, IN
    Date: December 13, 2012
    Greg and family, My deepest sympathy over the passing of your mother. Had I know of this, I would have paid my respects in person. You were blessed to have such a good mother as her.
  5. Guest: Becky Wilson | Conyers.GA
    Date: December 13, 2012
    Thinking of you and your family. Brad, Becky and Emily
  6. Guest: Max and Donna Timbrook | SaltSprings, Florida
    Date: December 13, 2012
    The blessed memories of having such a wonderful, gracious lady in your family. Heaven is richer for going home. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today.
  7. Guest: Kathy Baker | LeagueCity, TX
    Date: December 13, 2012
    Thinking of you Mrs. Ramey, Tara, Lindsay and your families. May God's loving grace touch upon you during your grief. Prayers for your family. Kathy (Green) Baker
  8. Guest: Gary L. Eldridge | RisingSun, IN
    Date: December 13, 2012
    Dear Greg and family: Janie and I are just so sorry about the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother.. Our prayers are with you and your family.
  9. Guest: Mason J. and Mavis Uhlmansiek | RisingSun, IN
    Date: December 13, 2012
    Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Everyone is in our thoughts during this time.
  10. Guest: Barry Haste | Mitchell, IN
    Date: December 13, 2012
    May God's peace and strength be with you all! Another child of God has made it Home. Sorry I couldn't make to funeral home to see you Greg. Barry Haste
  11. Guest: Penny Connerley Wicks | Cooper, texas75432
    Date: December 12, 2012
    We will keep you all in our prayers at this sad time. Just a note to let you all know we care, even though we are so far from Home. In Christian Love, The Connerley Family
  12. Guest: Jason & Megan Vanzant | Peletier, NC
    Date: December 12, 2012
    Our thoughts be with you in mourning. The memories shared of Mrs. Matthew spread a sense of comfort, making for a strong family. Miles away our love with you.
  13. Guest: Janice Ramey | Mitchell, In
    Date: December 12, 2012
    Mother, you were often saying that we would miss you when you were gone. You were so right. I love you and missyou with all my being. Love You Forever, Janice.
  14. Guest: butch coulter | pensacola, fl
    Date: December 12, 2012
    So sorry for you Greg, will be thinking about you and your family.
  15. Guest: glen and patty stroud | athens, ga.
    Date: December 12, 2012
    Kathy,so sorry for your loss.God bless you.
  16. Guest: Dave and Lisa Miller Alford | Jacksonville, Florida
    Date: December 12, 2012
    Janice, We were so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a very nice woman and I have good memories of being at your house when we were kids. Please know you are in our prayers during this difficult time. Lisa
  17. Guest: Don & Sue Arnold | Aurora, IN
    Date: December 11, 2012
    Please know that the family is covered in prayer In Christian Love Don & Sue Arnold
  18. Guest: Joe & Pam Vanzant | Mitchell, IN
    Date: December 11, 2012
    So sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. She was a beautiful lady in every sense. Thinking of you Janice, Kathy, Greg and all of her family. God Bless.
  19. Guest: Dave & Deborah Muenchen | RisingSun, Indiana
    Date: December 11, 2012
    Greg and family, We are so sad to learn of your Mothers passing. We feel like we know her from all the wonderful stories you have shared on Sundays with us. What great memories you have and the wonderful batches of cookies you have shared. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, The Munchin' Bunch (Dave, Deborah, Raven, Andrew and Kyle)
  20. Guest: Keli Prather | Mitchell, In
    Date: December 11, 2012
    Janice and Greg, So very sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. She was such a sweet and caring lady who readily shared her beautiful smile with everyone she came across. I remember as a child I loved going to the store and seeing Ruth. She was always so kind and friendly. She will be greatly missed. Much love to all of the Matthew family.
  21. Guest: Jason, Korbin, Kora | Mitchell, IN
    Date: December 11, 2012
    We are very sad that you are gone. We will miss you very much. (Korbin) I will miss our songs with Alvin and the Chipmunks, and our Happy Meals in the dinning room.
  22. Guest: Troy Ramey | Bargersville, IN
    Date: December 11, 2012
    One memory I will always have of my Mammaw Matthew is her picking blackberries out of our sink hole w/ my mom when my sister and I were little. She would get upset w/ me when I ate them out of the bowl because she was going to make pies w/ them. The other memory is her chocolate chip cookies. They were the best, no slice & back for her!!!!