Mary Katherine ‘Kat’ Matthews

Published 6:48 am Monday, September 5, 2022

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Mary Katherine (Kat) Matthews, 84, of East Bend passed away Friday, Sept. 2, 2022 at the skilled nursing facility at Brookridge Retirement Community.

She was born Nov. 13, 1937 in Davie County to the late Thomas Washington Kiger and Gladys Seats Kiger. She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Jerry Gray Wood; daughter, Vickie South Baity; sisters, Bessie Boggs, Linda Harrison, and Barbara Allen; brother, Henry Kiger; and step-grandson, Brandon Shore.

Surviving are: her husband, Charles “Pete” Matthews; daughter, Janice Wood Claybrook; son-in-law, Scott Claybrook; son-in-law, Kent Baity; step-daughters, Kathy Johnson and Linda Allman; grandchildren, Andrew Gray Claybrook, Katherine Susan Claybrook, Patrick Baity, Westley Baity; step-grandchildren, John Allman, Tiffany Allman, Hannah Johnson, and Lessie Shepherd; siblings, Ann (Sammy) Debusk, Dwayne (Peggy) Kiger, and Pat Allen; 13 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at Farmington Community Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff at Brookridge for the kindness and care they provided to Kat during her time there.

Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville is serving the Matthews family.

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