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Judith M. Matthews

Judith M. Matthews

****Family requests all attending the funeral and visitation to wear a mask.****

Judith M. Matthews, age 69, of Quincy, IL died on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at University Hospital in Iowa City, IA. She was born on October 14, 1952, in Quincy. Judy married Randy Matthews on May 27, 1983. He survives.

Judy completed 40 years of dedicated service at Blessing Hospital. She began her career as a nurse's aide and after 25 years as a Licensed Practical Nurse, she received her Registered Nurse diploma from John Wood Community College in 1994. In 2003, she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing.
Her many achievements included, Recipient of 2007 YWCA Women of Achievement Award, Voted as Licensed Practical Nurse of the Year in 1999,Nominated for area-wide Nurse of the Year in 2002, Member of the JWCC Health Advisory Board, Served on the American Cancer Society Board, and Walter Hammond Day Care Board.

Judy loved anything related to her family, her friends and her church. Her many friends called her "outgoing, bubbly and uplifting", noting she "shares her testimony, encouraging individuals to follow their dream and never give up".

In addition to her husband, Judith is also survived by: HER PARENTS: Maurice and Onella Crider; HER CHILDREN: Bruce Bias and his wife Rachel of Lee's Summit, MO; Tyfus Bias and his wife Melissa Lewis-Bias of Quincy; and Laranda Matthews of Quincy; and HER SIBLINGS: Maurice Crider, Jr., Carina Cartmill (Terry), and Tracy Blue (Marvin). Numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Judith was preceded in death by a sister: Jani Mayfield.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 25, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. – 12 noon at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 25, 2022 at 12:00 noon at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Interment in Greenmount Cemetery. The family requests all attending the visitation and the funeral to wear a mask due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Donations can be made to Blessing-Reiman College of Nursing & Health Sciences. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

In order to protect everyone's health and safety from COVID-19, the family has elected not to have a repast.

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From:
Carol Hendrian
Lakeland, TN
Comments:
She will be so greatly missed by her family and friends. I have been a friend to Judy for over 40 years. She was one of the most amazing woman I have been blessed to know. She is singing with the angels.
From:
Venita L. Bowie
San Antonio, TX
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To the family of Judy Matthews, I am so grateful for knowing Judy during my stay in Quincy, IL. She was such a beautiful and wonderful friend to me and made me always feel at home around her. I thank God for allowing her to be a part of my life. May continue to be with you during this time of loss and I know this Angel will be missed!!! Rest Well my Beautiful Angel!!
From:
Eddie & Mona Fletcher
Dunwoody, GA
Comments:
To the Matthews and Crider family. Judy’s beautiful spirit will be missed. Nurses are Angels of mercy and Judy was the embodiment of that. Now that this Nurse has her wings, fly high Judy. Rest well my friend.
From:
Cindy Downs Vollbracht
Camp Point, IL
Comments:
I remember her for all the love and prayers she gave to her pts. Even singing to them. What a beautiful voice she had. Countless times she prayed for our family when we was going through hard times. From when they was little and when they was grown. She was right there in the hosp with me during some of mine. No questions asked, she came and she prayed. And she gave peace. She was always a beautiful lady who could dress to the finest! I love you Judy, and I know u knew that. I don’t think u had any harsh words for anyone. RIP my beautiful friend, I will miss you! Prayers for your family. She loved ministering to people and giving them that sense of peace or closure. She was a woman who loved the Lord and showed it proudly. What a person to have in my life and others! I worked 17 years with her, and enjoyed her and her inspiration to she showed to her pts and team!
From:
Brenda Dirkes
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I’m so sorry to hear this. I just loved Judy. I will miss her so. Deepest sympathy to family and friends.
From:
Linda Troutman
Raleigh, NC
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Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mathews family and Crider family. We send our deepest condolences Judy was always a very fashionable lady who love to travel .she had a heart to serve not only in her nursing profession but also at her church and all those around her . Her beautiful smile and spirit will truly be missed. Praying peace and comfort to family and friends Vernie Robbins and Leon and Linda Troutman
From:
teresa pickle
Quincy, IL
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I am so sorry to read the death of not only a co-worker but a friend. She sought me out when i was a patient on more than one occasion to pray with me or pray for me. You knew it was going to be a God filled shift when you worked with Judy. God certainly called home a faithful and steadfast angel. May He provide you with strength in the days ahead and may your many wonderful memories provide you with comfort.
From:
Larry and Linda Snyder
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Thinking of Judith’s family. She was the best nurse during a rough time. Our sympathy to you.
From:
Pat Donhardt Kirk
Comments:
So sorry to hear of Judy's passing. I started going to school with Judy in grade school. She was always so kind to everyone and always smiling. I was able to talk to her at a class reunion a few times ago.
Still the sweet person she always was.
From:
Rochell sharpe hultz
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I had the pleasure of working with Judy at blessing on the oncology floors. She was such a caring and loving person and would pray and sing with the patients. She was priceless it was such a pleasure to know her. My condolences for the family. This angel has earned her wings fly high!
From:
Susie Platt-Hampton
Jackson, MO
Comments:
So very sorry for the family. What a special lady she was. I knew her thru my sisters, Debbie and Sherry Platt and also as a nurse at the hospital. Such a beauty with a great smile.
From:
Debbie George (Powers)
Chicago, IL
Comments:
My condolences to Judy's family, she was an awesome person,I had worked with Judy many years ago on 5th floor at Blessing she will be truly missed.Rest in Peace Judy
From:
Ann Schafer
Palmyra, MO
Comments:
She was a great nurse, who will be missed by the nurse & her patients. I always enjoyed talking with her. I’m so sorry for the family lost.
From:
Diane Frankenhoff
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sad to read of Judy’s passing! Condolences to the family.
From:
Cheri Lynn Kerr
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Condolences to Judy's family. May there be comfort in knowing others are praying for you at this difficult time. I smile when I think of our days of highway travels together. Peronal talks and encouraging each other; shopping in the St. Louis area for our kids at school time or going to Wood River or Baptist General State of Illinois workshops representing First Baptist Church. The biggest smile is when you introduced me to garage sales. You were the Queen. My friend, sister in Usher/Nurse ministry and my childrens cousin, YOU WILL BE MISSED.
From:
Dale and Sherri King
Mendon, IL
Comments:
I was in lab school way back when Judy was an LPN on Pediatrics. She was always cheerful and kind to patients and fellow employees. A perfect coworker who shared her love of God and gift of music with all she came in contact. Our sympathy to the family.
From:
Judy norris argabright
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I went all through school with her..she always had a smile and a welcoming greeting. She came to our last reunion and had a ball! Thoughts and prayers for her family..
From:
Guy Andrews
Anaheim, CA
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Was so nice catching up at the HS reunion. Peace for her family.
From:
Johnna Lambert
Quincy, IL
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To the family of Judy, she was a awesome friend, we shares many good times together she will be deeply missed. I know you’re on the stairways of heaven fly hi my friend I’ll always think of you always Johnna
From:
Dory McNett
St Louis, MO
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I love you Judy and I know your Halo will be extra shiny! You were beautiful in every way. ♥️
From:
Peggy Litt
Quincy, IL
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I'm so sorry I won't be able to be there for Judy's services on Monday. Had I known when I saw her recently that it would be our last chat, I would have given her an extra big hug. She was one of the loveliest people I've ever known.
From:
Michele J Graham
LIBERTY, IL
Comments:
Rest in peace my friend. Always with a smile. She brought things to the table as a nurse that many of us didn't. She had a wonderful voice. You will be missed.
From:
Tammy (Wemhoener) Carman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
To Judy’s family, please know that you are all in my prayers. Judy and my mom (Jessie Knuffman) we’re friends and coworkers for many years. I met Judy through my mom and the Blue Devil Basketball games. Judy was my step dad’s nurse the day he passed. I will never forget her beautiful voice as she sung Amazing Grace during his passing. To this day, when I hear that song I get a lump in my throat remembering the voice of the angel we had with us that day. May God grant you the peace that only He can provide during this time. I have no doubt that Kenny and Jessie were among many to welcome her home. 🙏🏼❤️
From:
Pastor James and Ericka (Nikkie) Bailey
Chicago, IL
Comments:
To the family of Sister Judy,

We love you all and are praying for you throughout this time. She was a great woman with a heart for everyone!
Rest well Sister Judy.
From:
Dwayne and Stacey Wells
Godfrey, IL
Comments:
To the Family,
Judy will truly be missed. I can remember how she was always at the ready to assist anyone and everyone who was ailing or in need of medical information. I appreciated her being there for dad (her Uncle Andy) so many times when we needed medical explanation.
I am going to miss seeing her here in St. Louis. Whenever we would go to a concert or play, there was Cousin Judy, always smiling. I pray for the family and ask that you can endure this sorrow. Revelation 21:4 “And he will wipe every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will there be mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
From:
Sandy Polley
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Judy was 1 of Gods special persons, we work together at Blessing on the Cancer unit. During Christmas time Judy would sing to all the patients on the floor. 1 time a family asks for Judy to sing to their family member in ICU she did and came back to the floor with tears in her eyes. Judy is now 1 of Gods Angels with a beautiful voice. She also sang at our daughter-law's funeral. for us. She will be missed by all she has touch.
From:
Cheryl and Laz Pavlovic
Hannibal, MO
Comments:
Was so sorry to hear of Judy's passing. She was such a bubbly, loving person to all who knew her. Loved working with her for many years. God bless her and her family. May she RIP.
From:
Therese Gordon Sanders
Cincinnati, OH
Comments:
My deepest sympathy with love and remembrance. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
From:
Linda Rodemich
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I have such great memories of Judy throughout the years. I'm so glad she made it to the 1970 class reunion last November. RIP Judy and blessings to her family!