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“One of Jacksonville's finest civic leaders, sorry to learn of his passing. Regards to his family and friends. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Steve Davenport - Mandarin, FL

“Carole/Jean, Youand Howard were both very good to me when we started at IGA. I was always you best checker!!! You all will be in my prayers.Micky...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Micky Walker - Atlanta, GA

“To Betsy and family -- I'm very sorry for the loss of your grandfather. Thinking of you. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Leslie Riegel Cully - Springfield, IL

“RIP Howard!! Thanks for the job and some great early memories! ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Ron Matthew - Scottsdale, AZ

“To the Matthew Family my thoughts and prayers with you all. I was a huge fan of Howard as was my Dad. I know that my Dad and Howard could talk food...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Bill Wade - Jacksonville, IL

“Imogene and Family-Our deepest sympathy on reading this morning of Howard's death. We have always considered Howard a friend and the best landlord ...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Marion and Delores Renard - IL

“I AM A OLD TAYSTEE BREAD DRIVER THEN DOLLY MADISON BACK IN THE 60 N 70 SORRY ABOUT YOUR LOSS. YOUR FAIMLY IS IN OUR PRAYERS. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: RICHARD D. ZILLION - SPRINGFIELD, IL

“Sorry to hear about Howard! I worked at IGA 1978-1982, it was my first job ever. Howard was great to work for. He was always decent to his...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: JAMES BRYAN WELCH - JACKSONVILLE, IL

“Howard and I had a lot of fun times. We really liked to tease each other and smudge our glasses. He was a wonderful man. I'm so sorry for your...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Beverly Ware - Parrish, FL


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Howard C. Matthew

Age 90, of Orland Park, IL., formerly of Pawnee and Jacksonville, IL., passed away on Monday, September 9th, 2013 at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. Howard was born and raised in Pawnee, IL by his grandmother Carrie E. Clark, where they operated a grocery store. In 1961 Howard and his wife of 71 years, Imogene nee Tindle moved to Jacksonville, IL where they built and operated the Carole Jean IGA. Howard was a World War II Air Force Veteran from 1943 to 1946, a lifetime member of Springfield Ansar Shriners, and lifetime member of the Elks Association and American Legion in Jacksonville, IL. Loving father of: Carolyn (Michael) Rafacz, and the late Ronald Matthew, who is survived by his wife Cynthia Matthew; cherished grandfather of: Elizabeth (Doug) Stull, Matthew (Jennifer) Rafacz, Todd Rafacz, and Christine (Ian) McPartlin; and great-grandfather of: Ryan and Laura Stull. Howard was preceded in death by his sister: Margaret Jones of Pawnee, IL. Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, IL 60423, on Friday, September 13th, 2013 from 11:00 AM until time of Funeral Service at 1:00 PM. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Shriner's Children's Hospital, appreciated.