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Shirley Ruth Matthews
September 17, 1930 - October 1, 2021
Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory
Debra L. Haynes (Kemp, then) Breen
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Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel
Wednesday 10/13, 2:00 pm
Memorial Service

Livestream service available: https://livestream.com/npw Shirley Wittman Matthews, of Midland, formerly of Jacksonville, Texas, passed away October 1, 2021. Shirley was born September 17, 1930, in Waco, Texas, to William Wittman, Jr. and Mary Ella Blanchard Wittman. She graduated from Baylor University in 1952 with a degree in Education, English, and Spanish, and from Perkins School of …
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Jim Bankston left a message on November 12, 2021:
Much love and sympathy in this time of loss. God bless. Jim Bankston.
Rev. Dr. Guston Browning left a message on November 12, 2021:
Jackie and I extend our sincere sympathy to Virgil ("Buddy"), Shirley's family, and all who knew and loved her.
Debra L. Haynes (Kemp, then) Breen left a message on October 17, 2021:
In loving and admiring memory of Shirley Matthews I will be donating to UMCOR.org in her name. Peace be with you.
Debra L. Haynes (Kemp, then) Breen left a message on October 17, 2021:
Shirley Matthews was my inspiration as an educator, artist and art historian. She was a wonderful person. I took drawing and Art History from her at Lon Morris, worked out of Dean Matthews office in the work study program and attended church with her at FUMC, Jacksonville. The world was a better place with her in it. May peace be with the Matthews family, relatives and friends as you grieve Shirley's loss.
Jane Purtle left a message on October 14, 2021:
Shirley was a special friend and colleague. I enjoyed our time together at Lon Morris College and our work together on the collection of stories in "Spiritual Autographs." Blessings on all the family as you grieve her loss. I will miss her too. Jane Purtle
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Rita Sims left a message on October 10, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of grief. May God uphold you with comfort and peace. Rev. Dr. Rita Sims
Bethany Helton Felts left a message on October 10, 2021:
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Mrs. Matthews was my art teacher at Lon Morris College. I loved her and her class. She was such a great teacher. You and your family are in my prayers. God bless!
Anne Rudloff Stanton left a message on October 9, 2021:
Many hugs to the family. Karen was my best friend in high school and we roomed together for a few years in college and after. The Matthews house was a second home for me in many ways, and Virgil and Shirley were also my very first professors in theology and in art, and art history. These many decades later, I am also teaching and their voices, and compassion for students, are still important to me. May her memory be a blessing.
MELINDA WACASER left a message on October 8, 2021:
Uncle Buddy, Mark & Karen and family, You are all in our prayers at this time. I have very fond memories of seeing and visiting with Aunt Shirley at family gatherings, such a sweet and gentle spirit. May you find peace and comfort from the many wonderful memories. Sending love and hugs. Melinda & Robert
Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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