She was an administrative assistant at the Kingsley Manor Retirement Home in Los Angeles, Calif. and was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Ottumwa, Iowa.
She is survived by, one son, Terry Matthews, of Paducah; two grandchildren; and one sister, Darlene Johnson of Carroll, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Carter and Jessie (Henderson) Carter; and her husband, Edward Carl Matthews.
Arrangements are being handled by Collier Funeral Home, P.O. Box 492, Benton, KY
Graveside services and interment will be at a later date in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Ottumwa, Iowa.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284