BARBARA LOUISE C. MATTHEWS, 88, of Byron, Ill., formerly of Pennsylvania, died Friday, January 30, 2009, in Neighbors Nursing Home, Byron. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie D. Matthews; parents; brother-in-law William Henderson; and her dog, Einstein, longtime friend and companion. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Richardson, Byron; granddaughters Sarah Jones, Rebecca (Andrew) Heaslip and Emily Jones; great-granddaughters Kennedy Lynne and Ireland Rose Heaslip; sister Jane Henderson, Lake City, Fla.; son-in-law Steven (Annette) Jones, Byron; niece Marlene (Robert) Logan, Old Forge; cousin Betty Sterner, New Jersey; and longtime friends and workers at Café Ferraro in Fairless Hills, Pa.
Graveside services by Rev. Robert H. Logan will be held Thursday at 11a.m. in Marcy Cemetery, Duryea.