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Gladys Darlene Matthews

November 10, 1956 — October 8, 2016

Gladys Darlene Matthews, 59, of Coleman, died Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel, 400 West Pecan Street, Coleman, with Rev. Randy Casey officiating. Burial will be in the Coleman City Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Gladys Darlene Matthews was born November 10, 1956 in Coleman to Willie Matthews and Irene Slayton Matthews. She grew up in Coleman and attended Coleman schools. She received her License Vocational Nurse certificate from Overall-Morris School of Nursing. She later earned her Associate Degree in Nursing from Howard College and obtained her Registered Nurse license. She worked in the hospital, nursing homes and various home health agencies in Coleman and the surrounding area. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Coleman.

Survivors include her children, Guy McElrath of Coleman, Dana McElrath Herrington and husband, James, of Miles; her father, Willie Matthews of Coleman; one brother, Billy Matthews and wife, Becky of Early; two sisters, Franke Matthews and Becky Brooks of Coleman, Rose Mary Rollins of Granger; three grandchildren, Mikayla Mayo of Abilene, Zeke Mayo of Coleman, Jaysie McElrath of Cross Plains and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Irene Matthews on August 20, 2016.

Visitation with the family will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 10, 2016 at Stevens Funeral Home.

Memorial donations in memory of Darlene can be sent to the National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.

Condolences for the family may be left at


Monday, October 10, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stevens Funeral Home
400 West Pecan Street
Coleman, Texas 76834

Funeral Service

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
2:00 PM

Stevens Funeral Home
400 West Pecan Street
Coleman, Texas 76834

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