Rebecca F. Matthews age 94 of Canton, Ohio passed away Tuesday morning in the Canton Regency Health Care following an extended illness. Born in Zanesville, Ohio on October 8, 1907, she had attended Akron University and was a former school teacher at McKinley High School. She was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church and a member of the Canton Audubon Society and the Wilderness Center. She was a former member of the Eastern Star and was a Past President of the PTA at Whipple Heights Elementary School. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Sidney S. Matthews who passed away August 6, 1993.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, James and Catherine Matthews of Montgomery, AL. and grandson, Brandon Matthews of Athens, OH. There are many nieces and nephews in Ohio and Wales.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home one hour before services on Friday from 10-11 a.m.