Friday, October 10, 2003

Pat Matthews, 77, was active volunteer

Also sold real estate for 30 years

By Rebecca Goodman
The Cincinnati Enquirer

OAKLEY - Ann-Patton Biddle Matthews was a lifelong and prolific volunteer because she loved helping others.

"Pat" Matthews was a member of the Junior League from 1948 until her death Sept. 24 at The Fountains at The Deupree Community in Oakley. The longtime Terrace Park resident was 77.

In addition to being a member of the United Sustainers Group of the Junior League, Mrs. Matthews volunteered with the Babies Milk Fund and Goodwill. She also was a "Gray Lady" at Cincinnati Veterans Hospital.

She was also a member of the Junior League Garden Circle, the Terrace Park Garden Club, the Civic Garden Center and St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

Mrs. Matthews worked as a real-estate agent for nearly 30 years.

Survivors include: her husband, A. Pierce Matthews Jr.; a daughter, Mary-Morse "Mimi" Matthews of Milford; and two sisters, Mathilde B. Hilton of Hyde Park and Mary B. Lewis of Naples, Fla.

Services have been held. Burial was at Spring Grove Cemetery.

Memorials: Junior Cooperative Society, c/o Children's Hospital Gift Shop, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229 or the Children's Home of Cincinnati, 5050 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.


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