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Elizabeth "Peg" Laverne Morgeson Matthews Obituary


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“Carol we just wanted to let you know how much we thought of your mother.We always marveled at her gardening at her age and she was such an attractive...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: George and Colleen Morrison - IL

“Love you grandma and it was tj Markov..will forever be missed ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: karrie marko - otterbein , IN

“We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Peg was such a grand lady. She was a sweet lady and I have always been very fond of her!!! You will all be...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Pauline & Werner Klein - IL

“Sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Tom Pruitt - Danville, IL

“Sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Tom Pruitt - Danville, IL

“Dear Matthews siblings ~ I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Please accept my prayers and condolences. I have many fond memories...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Janice Collier - Woodbridge, VA

“I'm so sorry to hear about Aunt Peg' s passing. I loved her spirit and independence. God Bless you all. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: melinda matthews forney - IN

“Margaret, My condolences to you for the loss of your mother. I know you & your family have many wonderful memories that you will carry with you...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Jill Brockway Mitchell - Boswell, IN

“So so glad dad and I got to see Peg while we were in Hoopeston a few weeks ago. I have such fond memories of her and grandma (Della Crabtee) through...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Shelley (Crabtree) Farrell - SC

“Our sympathies in honor of Jeremy and Tiffany. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Steve Mitchell - Owensboro, KY

“Aunt Peg was such a great lady and always helping others. She will be greatly missed by us all who knew her. We know she is with her Lord and Savior...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Mary McSpadden - Michigan City, IN

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12 of 14 | Posted by: Robin Barrow - Urbana, IL

“I remember tea parties & angel food cake at nearly every family function because she knew I loved it. :) I remember trying rhubarb for the first time...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Krista Swisher - Indianapolis, IN

“What I'll always remember the most about Grandma was her giggle, her cooking, and how she adored her family. I'm thankful to have been able to spend...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Debra Hendren - Champaign, IL


Elizabeth "Peg" Laverne Morgeson Matthews, 98, of Hoopeston, Illinois , passed away at 11:12 P.M. Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Il. Peg was born September 29, 1914, in Rural Rossville to Walter and Ethel (Crusinberry) Morgeson. She married Delbert E. Matthews on August 12, 1933 in Hoopeston , IL.. He preceded her in death.
Peg is survived by a son Delbert W. Matthews (Lorene) of Melbourne, FL, and daughters Marilynn Vandenberg of Lafayette, IN, Carol Lantis of Hoopeston, IL and Margaret (Kenny) Greenberg of Rural Hoopeston. One sister Viola Diefenbaugh, of Melbourne, FL. Also, 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 16 great- great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a son Robert, a grandson Steve Matthews, one great grandson, T.J. Marko, and brothers Wilber, Virgil, Jim and 2 infant brothers.
Peg was a homemaker, who loved her home, gardening, cooking and she enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family. She was a former member of the Warren Co. Home Ec. Club, former member of the Christian Women's Fellowship. A former member of the Ambia Church of Christ, and currently a member of the Chestnut St. Church of Christ.