Janet Lucille Stumpf Matthews, 85, passed away July 30, 2016, in Crossville. Janet was born Dec. 30, 1930, in Maryland to Dora Cecilia Pfieffer Stumpf and Frederick Howard Stumpf, who both preceded her in death along with her husband, Walter A. Matthews, and oldest sister, Gloria Gibson.
Janet was married to Walter on Oct. 3, 1953, and they enjoyed 54 wonderful years together. Janet and Walt resided in Burton and North Perry, OH; Baytown, TX; and Duluth, GA, before retiring in Crossville 17 years ago. Janet met Bill Greisheimer in 2011 and she was recently engaged to him.
Janet was a homemaker gifted in oil painting, decorating and crafts. Her main joy in life was her devotion to raising four children and later traveling to visit her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Through the years, Janet enjoyed volunteering for the Catholic Church, St. Vincent DePaul Society, Hospice, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Janet is survived by her sister, Mildred Hanson of Broadway, NC; sons, Greg Matthews and wife Laura of El Paso, TX, and Chris Matthews and wife Mary of Johns Creek, GA; daughters, Linda Matthews of Lawrenceville, GA, and Connie Skledar and husband Gregg of Kingwood, TX; 11 grandchildren, Jennifer Matthews, Jonathan Matthews, Audra Garner, Alexandra Gibson, Jacob Matthews, Michael Matthews, Andrew Matthews, Luke Matthews, Kelly Moore, Jared Skledar and Jessica Skledar; and four great-grandchildren, Hank, Hanna and Hallie-Mae Garner and Katherine Moore.
A memorial mass will be held Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at 10 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate your prayers and any memorial contributions to be made in honor of "Janet Lucille Matthews" to Herman-Pudlak Syndrome Network, Inc., One South Rd., Oyster, NY 11771-1905 or Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV), P.O. Box 170225, Atlanta, GA 30317.
Hood Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC (www.hoodfuneralhome.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on August 22, 2016