Cathern “Katie” Irene Matthews, 94, of Plainview passed away at 11:07 pm on July 15, 2017 at Heritage Manor NH in Carlinville. She was born on Oct 14, 1922 in Piasa, IL to Ira & Mabel (Eberle) Albert.She married Paul Erschel Matthews on June 12, 1940 in Medora. He passed away May 23, 1986.She helped her husband run the service station in Plainview for many years and was an active member of the Plainview, Bethlehem and Mt Zion Baptist Churches. She crocheted hundreds of dollies including over 125 names for friends and family. She called herself “Crazy Katie” when she called WSMI playing “Spellbound” every day and to report the birthdays of everyone she knew. She is survived by daughters and son in law; Cathern & Michael Best of Palmyra and Paula Dugan of Alton, 7 grandchildren 11 great grandchildren, 2 brothers; Donald and Lawrence Albert both of Brighton and several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and 2 daughters, Mabel Harris and Naomi Iler and brothers, Clemence and Loyd Albert. Visitation will be 10 until noon on Wed July 19, 2017 at the Targhetta & Wooldridge F H in Shipman Funeral Services will begin at noon on Wed July 19, 2017 at the Targhetta & Wooldridge F H in Shipman with Revs Bill Baughman & Ray Robinson officiating Burial will be in Shipman Cemetery Memorial may be made to Plainview Baptist Church
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