December 31, 2018
Christine Evelyn Matthews age 73 of Smithville, passed away Sunday afternoon, December 30, 2018 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. She was born September 5, 1945 to her parents, the late Edwin Lane and Evelyn Lattimore Wheeler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Hayden; 2 brothers, Eudean Wheeler and Jackie Wayne Wheeler; 3 sisters, Helen Keith, Bobby Woods and Hazel Marie Wheeler. Christine was a member of Bethlehem Community Church and a retired factory worker. She leaves to cherish her memory, Debbie Nokes, Charlotte Parsley, Sherry Chandler, Darlene Grisham and Tonya (Shannon) Cantrell all of Smithville; 10 grandchildren, Tyler Durden, Jessica (Shannon) Anderson, Brandon (Kalah) Donnell, Noah Parsley, Amanda England, Dillan Matthews, Justin Grisham, Hannah Grisham, Kaylee Cantrell and Levi Cantrell; 10 great-grandchildren, Madison Durden, Mykenzie Wilson, Kayden Barron, Leah Anderson, Kyler Anderson, Carson Donnell, Collin Donnell, Braylon England, McKinlee Stout and Jackson Grisham; 4 sisters, Robbie Callis of Lebanon, Sue Wilkerson of Lebanon, Judy Johnson of Red Boiling Springs and Marlene Goodwin of Smithville; a host of nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be 5 PM Thursday evening, January 3, 2018 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Following the service the family will honor Christine’s request to be cremated and her cremains will be buried later. Visitation will be Thursday 12 Noon until the time of the service at 5 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.