Patricia "Patty" Irene Skelton Matlock, 68, of Pocahontas, passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at the Jackson Manor. (If you asked her, she was forever 29).
She was born November 28, 1952, in Gordonville, Missouri to the Evelyn Skelton Dake and was raised by her grandmother, the late Pearl Skelton. Patty graduated from Jackson High School in 1971. She married the love of her life, Gary Matlock Sr. on April 21, 1973. She was the mother of three children, Gary Jr., April, and Laura. She was the best baker at Chateau Girardeau and Life Care for many years prior to her retirement.
Patty was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was so proud of her children and grandchildren and loved spending every moment she could with them. She loved shopping at Hallmark, Hobby Lobby, and any antique store she could talk her husband into stopping at. Patty enjoyed touring old historical homes, especially those of the Victorian Era. Her favorite holiday was Christmas and her decorating skills and ornament collection showed it. She was a wonderful baker, loved craft-making, and had the greenest of thumbs when it came to tending her plants and flowers. She loved her trips to Branson and Colorado with her beloved husband. Patty will be missed dearly by her family and friends, as she brought so much light and love to our lives.
She is survived by her husband; daughters, April Meyer and Laura Matlock-Hill (Dallis Hill); grandchildren, Taylor, Cambreigh and Connor Matlock, Sierra Meyer, Rowan Matlock, James, Keona and Malik Hill; great-grandchildren Aiyana, Aspen, and Gage Jr.; sisters, Connie Adams, Donna (Russ) Whitworth, and Tanya (Tim) Cooper; an uncle, Charles (Carrie) Skelton; her best friend since childhood, Becky Welker; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Gary Matlock Jr.; her mother, a sister, Becky (Don) Thorne; her grandmother, a cousin, Brad Skelton; a great-nephew, Ethan Adams; and a brother-in-law, Roger Adams.
The family would like to thank everyone that helped care for Patty up until her last breath: Jackson Manor and Crown Hospice, and those that cared for her while she was still at home: Jennifer and Donna with Guardian Angels, and Karen Gregory. Pallbearers will be Steve Skelton, Keith Skelton, Justin Gordon, Lane Gordon, Sean Adams and Aaron Palmer.
Visitation will be 4:00 - 7:00 PM, Thursday, September 30, 2021, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson, and from 9:30 AM until service time, Friday, at Christ Lutheran Church in Gordonville.
Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Friday, October 1, 2021 at Christ Lutheran Church in Gordonville, with the Rev. Jacob May officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
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