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Shirley H. Matthews

March 23, 1935 ~ December 30, 2020 (age 85)

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Shirley H. Matthews, 85, of Greensburg, (formerly of Ligonier) died Wednesday December 30, 2020 in Excela Latrobe Hospital. She was born March 23, 1935 in Midland a daughter of the late Bennett and Julia Gertrude Phelps Harris.
Shirley was a member of St. James Lutheran Church of Ligonier and used to sing in the church choir. She was a graduate  of the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, becoming a registered nurse and meeting her future husband Dr. Ted A. Matthews Sr. The family moved to Ligonier in 1969 where she became a true homemaker who made a house a home. For many years she volunteered for the American Red Cross. Cooking, watching movies and being with her grandchildren and family were the things that made her the happiest.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Ted A. Matthews Sr. and an infant daughter Jamey Laura Matthews.
Surviving are her children; Dr. Ted A. Matthews Jr. (Natalie) of Latrobe, Dr. Bruce Matthews (Sharon) of Greensburg and Julia Butala (Timothy) of Latrobe. Her brother Thomas Harris (Betty) of Spring Hill, Florida, and her sister Marie Wharton of Linthicum Heights, Maryland. Her grandchildren: Leslie Baker (Zach), Emily Moore (Denise), Ted A. Matthews III (Angela), 
Jamey Butala (fiance' Jonathan Soja), Timothy Butala Jr., Olivia and Claudia Matthews. Great grandchildren; Aria, Ellie, Alex, Tristan and Emma. Numerous Nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Wednesday from 4-7pm in the McCabe Funeral Home, 144 East Main Street Ligonier where a service will be conducted Thursday at 11am with Pastor Jerry Nuernberger officiating. Interment will be made in the Ligonier Valley Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are asked to be made to the Mario Lemieux Foundation, 2 Chatham Center Suite 1661, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
Online condolences may be made to www.mccabefuneralhomespa.com.


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