Gela Mathews December 26, 1915 – July 12, 2019

Gela Mathews

December 26, 1915 – July 12, 2019


Gela Mathews, 103, born December 26, 1915 in Bronson, Michigan to Fred Smith and Zelta (Wilbur) Smith. Passed away Friday, July 12, 2019 at The Groves Center.

She was married to Roy Mathews November 9, 1935. They were together over 60 years till he passed away. Gela had 3 children, Lucille Watkins of Fort Worth, Texas, Dale Mathews of Menden, Michigan and Dwaine “Butch” Mathews of Frostproof; 21 grandchildren, many foster grandchildren, many great grandchildren and many great great grandchildren; sisters, Winnie Wells of Avon Park, FL, Special Friend, Bobby Schiefels.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy T. Mathews in 1998; son, Dean Mathews and Daughter, Isabel Mathews.

Memorial service will be held at a later date.