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Judith G. Mathews 1943-2020

LOUISVILLE — Judith G. Mathews, “GeeGee,” 77, of Louisville, Ohio, lost her courageous battle with COVID-19 and went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020.

She was born on March 18, 1943, in Rockford, Ill., the daughter of William and Helen Greene.

GeeGee is survived by her husband, Joseph Mathews; her brothers, Calvin “Hank” (Judy) Greene of Howland and William “Bill” Greene of McMinnville, Tenn.; her children, Gary (Amy) Holcomb of Jefferson, Ohio, Terri (Richard) Klacik of Austintown, David (Janet) Holcomb of McMinnville, Tenn., and Craig Holcomb of Kent; and her stepdaughter, Sherri (Timothy) Grubb of Holly Springs, N.C.; as well as 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

GeeGee was an active member of Canton Baptist Temple and loved singing in the church choir. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family and friends, especially her children, grandchildren and her little dog, Rosie.

GeeGee retired from Swagelok in 2003 and then volunteered at daycare centers, women’s shelters and food kitchens.

“Our mother had an infectious smile, a loving heart, and touched the lives of everyone she met.”

The family will receive friends on a drive-thru basis from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8382 Center St., Garrettsville, OH 44231.

All funeral services are private. Graveside services will be held noon Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Windham Township Cemetery.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to The Hydrocephalus Association, www.hydroassoc.org.

The mailing address is Hydrocephalus Association Development Office, 4340 East West Highway, Suite 905, Bethesda, MD 20814-4447.

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