Gela Mathews, 1915-2019


Last updated 7/17/2019 at 2:03pm

Gela Mathews, 103, passed away Friday, July 12 at The Groves Center in Lake Wales.

She was born December 26, 1915 in Bronson, Michigan to Fred Smith and Zelta (Wilbur) Smith.

She was married to Roy Mathews November 9, 1935. They were together over 60 years till he passed away. Gela had 3 children, Lucille Watkins of Fort Worth, Texas, Dale Mathews of Menden, Michigan and Dwaine “Butch” Mathews of Frostproof; 21 grandchildren, many foster grandchildren, many great grandchildren and many great great grandchildren; sisters, Winnie Wells of Avon Park, FL, Special Friend, Bobby Schiefels.

Memorial service will be held at a later date. Johnson-Nelson-Gill Funeral Home in Lake Wales is in charge of arrangements.


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