SIKESTON - Annie Mae Gant Matthews, 86, died at 5:20 p.m. Dec. 31, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center.
Born Aug. 9, 1919, in Saltilo, Tenn., daughter of the late Marvin and Mary Bell Gant, she lived most of her life in Sikeston where she owned and operated Ann's Fabric for 17 years. She was a member of the Shady Acres Church of Christ and a former member of Order of Eastern Star Chapter 137.
On Aug. 29, 1942, in Springfield, she married Elmer J. Matthews, who preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 2003.
Two brothers, Bruce and Roy Gant, and one sister, Beulah Morgan, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: one son, Stephen Matthews of Sikeston; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Zenon Maciekowicz of Plano, Texas and Debbie and Glenn Hogenmiller of Festus; two brothers, James Gant of Poplar Bluff and Aubrey Gant of Dudley; two sisters, Ruby Holman of Visalia, Calif. and Viola Williams of Springdale, Ark.; and five grandchildren, Stuart Matthews and Stephanie Matthews, both of Sikeston, and Laura Hogenmiller, Jennifer Hogenmiller and Michelle Hogenmiller, all of Festus.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Shady Acres Church of Christ, with Pat Hogan officiating.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Dan Lape, Benny Eason, Darrell Stewart, Steve Sikes, King Sidwell and Keith Gregston.
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Memorial contributions may be made to:
American Heart Association
P.O. Box 3085 Scranton, PA 18505
St. Louis Chapter
9374 Olive Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132-3214