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Lynn Ethyl Matthews  

Lynn Ethyl Matthews

April 16, 1948 –¬†March 13, 2014

Lynn Ethyl Matthews, age 65, of New Castle, DE passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014.

Mrs. Matthews was born in Wilmington, Delaware on April 16, 1948, and was the daughter of Clifton West and Elizabeth Jean Thomas West. She was a talented homemaker and devoted mother.

An avid gardener, Mrs. Matthews enjoyed tending to her yard. She liked sewing and relaxing outdoors in her leisure time. Her happiest moments were spent in the company of her beloved family and time spent playing with her grandson. She enjoyed baking, especially during the holidays.

In addition to her father, Mrs. Matthews was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Matthews who passed away in 2006 and a brother, Wayne West. She is survived by her mother, Jean; children, Pam Matthews of Newark, Robyn Matthews of New Castle and Dan Matthews of Bear; grandson, Nick McIntosh; brothers, Doug West and Ron West (Bea); niece, Jennifer West; and nephew, Jeff West.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday morning, March 18, 2014, at The Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where friends and family may visit from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 200 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713 or the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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  1. Kate Burns, March 16, 2014

    My prayers are with you

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  2. jane thompson pedrick, March 16, 2014

    Dear Lynn,The last time I saw you was here in Bethany Beach when you came to visit with Gail. I remember playing tennis with you at BHS and going to your house after school to your frilly girls bedroom where you immediately put Elvis on the record player………..it was also so obvious that your children worshipped you and you them. You were blessed and you will be missed greatly. Love,Jane

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  3. Gail Thomas Crozier Eney, March 17, 2014

    Pam, Dan, Robyn and Mrs West, I was so shocked to see you mother and daughter in the paper. I don’t know if you remember me. I went to middle school and high school with Lynn and later enjoyed your pool in the summer. She was a great friend and I am truly sorry for your loss. Her friend, Gail

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  4. Peggy Wagner, March 17, 2014

    My deepest condolences for you Pam and Robin and your family.

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  5. Jackie Hopkins, March 18, 2014

    My deepest sympathies are with all of Mrs. Matthew’s family members. I know this is an enormous loss for all of her children especially. Keeping you all in prayer during this difficult time.

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  6. Heather Roscetti, March 18, 2014

    Pam and Robyn, You and your family are in my prayers. I pray that you may find peace during this time.

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  7. Melodie Fritsch, March 18, 2014

    Pam,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is and what a difficult time you and your family are going through right now. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family and may God make the days easier for you, in time. If you need anything know that we are here for you.

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  8. Sandra Stroup, March 20, 2014

    Pam-Dan-Robyn

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  9. Sandra Stroup, March 20, 2014

    My Heartfelt Sympathy in the loss of your Mother. Lynn was a truly wonderful person & great friend to me. My prayers for three of you is to remember what a strong person she was. I’m sure you to are just as strong.
    God Bless You, Pam. Dan and Robyn.

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