Matthews, Lera Eckley (Bagwell)
Funeral for Mrs. Matthews Here Jan. 20
Funeral services for Mrs. Lera Eckley Bagwell McShane Matthews, 94, a resident of Parkview Manor, were held Friday afternoon Jan 20, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in Masonic Cemetery. Rev. D. L. R. McDougle officiated.
Mrs. Matthews died at 4 p.m. Jan. 18 in Youens Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for two weeks. She had been ill for about a month.
Born Nov. 26, 1883, in McCracken County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Albert and Arvia Zina(sic) Eckley Bagwell. She was married to Horace McShane on Feb. 23, 1913, in Paducah, Kentucky, and to Ernest Matthews on April 6, 1929, in Riverside California. She lived in California from 1921 until moving to Texas in 1968, and had lived in Weimar the past three years.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. E.V. (Sparky) Brock of Weimar, a granddaughter, Mrs. Darlene Ctvrtlik of Houston; five great-grandchildren, Lisa, Tom and Marsha Ctvrtlik of Houston and Scott and Jennell Smith of California; and a brother Otto Bagwell of San Bernardino, Calif.
Preceding her in death in addition to her two husbands were a brother, four sisters and a granddaughter.
Weimar Mercury, January 26, 1978
**Note - Link to parents provided by Tom Dodds, link to husband provided by Dorothy Hazel Tarr∼DEATH CERTIFICATE:
FATHER: Albert Bagwell
MOTHER: Arva Eckley
INFORMANT: E V Brock
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