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Gretchen Matthews

February 24, 1923 — October 4, 2019

Gretchen Jeanice Matthews, 96, of East Moline passed away October 4, 2019 at Illini Restorative Care Center in Silvis.

Funeral services will be 1pm Wednesday at Schroder Mortuary in Silvis with visitation 1 hour prior to service time. Burial will follow at Greenview Memorial Gardens in East Moline.

Gretchen was born February 24, 1923 in Geneseo, IL the daughter of George and Florence Sullivan Kellums. She married Charles Matthews December 25, 1944 in Moline, IL. He passed away December 22, 1982. Gretchen was stay at home mom for many years, but worked as a housewares buyer for Trevor’s True Value in Moline when she became an empty nester. She spent years as a cake decorator providing wedding and birthday cakes for hundreds and taught cake decorating classes at Black Hawk College. She enjoyed cake decorating, cooking, baking, and making candy. She also enjoyed being active at the Colona Senior Center.

Survivors include her son Glenn Alan Matthews of Florida; grandchildren Kelly (Mike) LaCoe and Cale (Jade) Matthews both of Florida; great grandson Brody LaCoe and step great grandson Wyatt LaCoe; great grandson Marcus Matthews and great grandaughter Marleigh Matthews.

Gretchen was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Ruth Ann, and sisters Donna Kellums and Lois Kellums.

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Visitation

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

12:00 - 1:00pm (Central time)

Schroder Mortuary (Silvis)

701 1st Ave, Silvis, IL 61282

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Starts at 1:00pm (Central time)

Schroder Mortuary (Silvis)

701 1st Ave, Silvis, IL 61282

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