Joan Matthews

Joan Elizabeth Matthews, 70, passed away May 4, 2014, in Cortland Acres.

She was born Dec. 9, 1943, at Davis, a daughter of the late Charles Ray Barnes and Louristine Arretta (Durr) Barnes.

Mrs. Matthews was formerly married to Ed Matthews, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Thomas Bradley Barnes and Jerry Lee Barnes Sr.; and one sister, Donna Drue Kisner.

She is survived by four brothers, Charles “Sonny” (Diane) Barnes of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, Bob Barnes of Davis, Larry (Kathy) Barnes of Nitro and Jeff (Barbara) Barnes of Davis; four sisters, Delores (Paul) Sisler of Morgantown, Connie (Kenneth) Whitehair of Davis, Sharon (Hallie) Oxley of Parkersburg and Patti Barnes of Clarksburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Joan loved spending time with family. She loved animals and enjoyed painting (she had painted several paintings). Mrs. Matthews lived in Las Vegas for several years before returning home to live. She had been employed by Canaan Valley Resort Lodge as a reservation clerk before retiring.

Friends will be received May 7 from 2-8 p.m. at Hinkle Funeral Home. At the request of the deceased, her remains will be cremated, and graveside services will be conducted at a later date.

Hinkle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at