E. Frances “Cricket” Matthews age 91, of Caldwell, OH passed away Monday, January 29, 2018 at Southeastern Med in Cambridge, OH. She was born November 16, 1926 in her current home in Noble County, a daughter of the late Raymond Buckey and Cecil Hickle Buckey Rayner.
Cricket loved her family and spending time with all of them. She enjoyed reading and could finish a whole book in a day. She was an entrepreneur having many business ventures over the years. Most recently she could often be seen making the rounds with her husband Gene at work for her company Cricket’s Snacks.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband Brady Miller; step-father Everett Rayner; grandson Jason Earl Staley, great-granddaughter Tiffany Dawn Morris; brother Earl Buckey and infant sister Maxine Buckey.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of over 65 years Gene W. Matthews, whom she married October 4, 1952; 5 children Kathy (Ray) DeVolld of Pataskala, OH, Brady R. (Fiancée Gerry Rossiter) Miller, Allen (Denise) Matthews, Leonard E. (Fiancée Linda Todd) Matthews all of Caldwell, Jim (Margaret) Matthews of St. Joseph, MI; 9 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; brother Clifford (Patty) Buckey of Cambridge. She is also survived by many extended family, nieces, nephews, and friends.
The family will receive friends for visitation Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Chandler Funeral Home, 609 West Street, Caldwell, OH 43724. A funeral service will be held Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor David Cater and Pastor Jim Matthews co-officiating. The service will conclude at the funeral home and inurnment will be held at a later date in Halley’s Ridge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Belle Valley Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 16, Belle Valley, OH 43717.
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P.O. Box 16, Belle Valley OH 43717