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John Anthony Matthews

April 11, 1942 - September 12, 2021

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Hebrews 13:8
John Matthews, 79, of St. Paris, Ohio went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, September 12, 2021 in Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney, Ohio.

John was born April 11, 1942 in Mt. Sterling, Ohio the son of the late William and Faye (Shadley) Matthews. John was the owner/operator of Matthews Lawn Maintenance for over 30 years. John was a devout Christian and an avid member of Believers Christian Fellowship of Lima. He was very passionate about spreading the Word of Jesus Christ and witnessing with everyone he met. Brother John was a beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend. He loved spending time with his family and they will greatly miss him.

John is survived by his daughters, Teresa (Gary) Gamble, Sherry (Miles) Kite, Michelle Kearns (Oscar Cid) and Patricia (Josh) Flohre; his son William "Bill" (Lisa) Matthews; grandchildren, Julia Moffitt, Kayleigh Kearns, Aaron (Clarissa) Moffitt, Elyssa Kearns, Haleigh (Jordan) Stemen, Kaitlyn Matthews, Madelyn Flohre, Noah Flohre and Ayden Kite; great grandchildren, Jordyn, Jayde, Bayla, Amari, Berlyn Bryleigh, Bently, Tyrus, Wyatt, Treston and Wilco; sisters, Margaret Slygh and Nellie Ramey as well as several nieces and nephews

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 56 years, Wilma Sue Matthews; grandson, Robert Reed.

A gathering of friends and family will be held from 4-7pm on Friday, September 17, 2021 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Believers Christian Fellowship, Lima, Ohio.

Wearing of masks and social distancing is highly encouraged.

Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Tremont City.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Vernon Funeral Home to help support the family.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.

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Norman Anderson - Sep 20, 2021
My Condolences to the Matthews Family Sorry for your Great loss.Br John was a Champion of Champions. A great loss. Timothy 4:7-10 King James Version 7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Soon I will be with him in heaven.
Norman Anderson - Sep 20, 2021
My Condolences to the Matthews Family Sorry for your Great loss.Br John was a Champion of Champions. A great loss. Timothy 4:7-10 King James Version 7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Soon I will be with him in heaven.
Frances VanDyke - Sep 17, 2021
Mr. Matthews was a very nice man, he mowed our yard for 25 years. We would always talk and share a word or two about Jesus. He will be missed by everyone.Sending my deepest sympathy to his family.
LARRY D0MIGAN - Sep 15, 2021
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. JOHN AND I WERE FRIENDS FROM OUR CHILDHOOD, ON WILLOWDALE ROAD. RECENTLY WE HAD MANY DISCUSSIONS ABOUT OUR FAITH. HE SURE HAD THE "BLESSED HOPE" OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD. GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF HIM.
Jeremiah Grades - Sep 15, 2021
I met Brother John at Bible Believers. The nicest man and a true Christian who always made me feel welcome there. Thank you.
Jason - Sep 14, 2021
I am so very sorry…please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Naomi Mills - Sep 14, 2021
My sincerest sympathy for the loss of your Dad. He sure is happy now that he is reunited with his sweetheart and may that image be one of strength in the coming days. May God grant you peace and comfort.

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