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Obituary for Barbara Jean Matthews

Barbara Jean  Matthews
Barbara Jean Matthews, 78, 0f Springfield, passed away April 13, 2018 at Cox South Medical Center. She was born June 5, 1939, in Perry County, MO to John and Beulah (Breazile) Graham.
While Attending Draughon Business College Barbara met James Matthews and they married on June 17, 1961. That same year Barbara went to work for Hutchens Industries where she was secretary until her retirement in 2001 after 40 years. Barbara was also a long time member of the East Grand Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband James after 49 years of marriage. Barbara is survived by her sister Doris Comeau of St. Joseph, MO and many other Family members and friends.
Services for Barbara will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Greenlawn Funeral Home East with interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 pm Wednesday prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Fairhaven Children’s Home 3132 N. Fairhaven LP Strafford, MO 65757
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