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Edwena L. Mathews

Edwena L. “Wendy” Mathews, 71, of Cross Plains passed away at 2:35 a.m., Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Norton Hospital in Louisville. She was born in Dupont on January 28, 1949 the daughter of Arthur and Lorraine Rand Pyles. She was married to Lee Mathews on November 27, 1981 and he survives.

Other survivors include one son Bryan (Cassandra) Mathews of Hebron, Kentucky; two daughters Cara (Bill) O’Connell of Richmond, Virginia, and Lisa (Brian) Zistler of Lawrenceburg; three grandchildren Lauren O’Connell, Kyle Holley, and Gemma Mathews; two brothers Rick (Darlene) Pyles of Phoenix, Arizona, and Daryle Pyles of Madison; three sisters Linda (David) Owens, Priscilla (Waylon) Huff, and Sonja (Gene) Drake all of North Vernon. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister Janet Turner.

Mrs. Mathews was a 1967 graduate of Madison High School. She was employed with the Versailles IGA, but most of her working career was spent with the Jay C stores where she worked in Milan, Columbus, Madison, and as a cashier at the Osgood store. Wendy was a member of the Shelby Christian Church and was currently serving on the Brown Township Advisory Board. Wendy enjoyed her family and spending time gardening.

Funeral services were held on Monday, March 16 at the Shelby Christian Church with Tim Heim officiating. Burial was in the Cross Plains Methodist Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Shelby Christian Church building fund or the Cross Plains Methodist Cemetery in care of the funeral home.