Sarah Ann Matthews, 83, formerly of Glen Ellyn, IL, died peacefully in her home September 21, 2015. Sarah "Annie," born November 16, 1931, in Appleton, WI, daughter of dearly departed Mark and Irene Peacock and sister Florence "Chicky" Sperry, is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, H.I. Matthews; four sons, Marshall (Nancy) of Sheboygan, WI, John (Catherine) of Countryside, IL, Edward (Debbie) of Holland, MI, Thomas (Sue) of Centennial, CO, 16 grandchildren Jennifer (Joel), Brendan (Julia), David, Timothy, Dana, Stephen, Mark, Michael, Mary, Katie, Allison, Ryan, Ian, Jack, Thomas, Brian and 2 great-grandchildren Madeline and Andrew. She is also survived by her sister Mary (Richard) Tanner of Lake Geneva, WI.
Sarah attended New Trier High School, and was a member of Tri Delta Sorority at Millikin University. Sarah was a realtor in Glen Ellyn, a tireless homemaker, a gourmet cook and a passionate artist. Most importantly, Sarah - wife, mother, grandmother, friend - stood as one of the most inspirational and influential individuals in all of our lives. Her compassion for her family, her faith and her amazing ability to listen and empathize, to share unforgettable wisdom and always leave us feeling more loved was the gift she graced us with. Our lives are richer and more complete because she was always present and a part of us. She lived her life in a way that we all should consider to emulate and inspire. Her heart, her lessons, her wisdom and her love will be with us always. May your path Be strewn with flowers, Memories, friends And happy hours. May blessings come From heaven above, To fill your life With peace and love. - An English Blessing.
Services will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Geneva, IL, at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 26, followed by private interment with family. To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral homes' obituary page at www.yursfuneralhomes.com. For more information, please call Yurs Funeral Home, Geneva, 630-232-7337.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Sept. 24, 2015.