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Frances Louise Matthews

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Posted: Friday, October 5, 2012 4:42 pm | Updated: 4:44 pm, Fri Oct 5, 2012.

Frances Louise Matthews

June 3, 1924 –

Oct. 2, 2012

Frances Louise “Weesie” Matthews, 88, of Bay City passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 with family members at her side.

She was born in Bay City, Texas on June 3, 1924 to the late Charles Marmaduke and Rose Louise Sexton Amos.

Louise served as a nursing student in the U.S. Army Medical Corps stationed at Dallas during WWII and graduated as a registered nurse from Baylor University in 1946. She worked as an RN for more than 50 years, first at Matagorda County General Hospital (1946-1990) and later at The Legacy Campus Nursing Center (1990-2008). She also worked for a time as the Director of Nurses at both facilities.

Among Louise’s great passions in life was serving with her church family and singing in the choir as a member of The Jubilaires. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Louise was a beloved member of the community who tirelessly served the needs of family, friends and community. She will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Rose Louise Sexton and Charles Marmaduke Amos; and by her husband, Steve Matthews.

She is survived by: a daughter, Mary Frances Chilton and her husband Frank; by a son William (Bill) Cantrell and his wife Mindy; a grandson, Matthew Mutschler; and a granddaughter, Tiffany Price. She is also survived by: numerous nieces and nephews.

The family received visitors Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the funeral home.

The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Bay City with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating.

Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Pallbearers were: Bill Cantrell, Frank Chilton, Matthew Mutschler, Gary Matthews, Robbie Noster, and Bobby Head.

Honorary Pallbearer was Shawn Ferguson.

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Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, 979-245-4613.