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Barbara Ellen (Hill) Matthews

June 9, 1949 ~ November 4, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Barbara Matthews Obituary

Barbara Ellen (Hill) Matthews


If you knew Barbara, you know she was never far from her cup of coffee. Barbara Ellen Matthews, 74, of Elizabeth, PA, passed from this earthly life on November 4, 2023. She was born in Mount Pleasant in 1949. She graduated from Mechanicsburg High School before joining the United States Air Force and being stationed in Boulder, Colorado. Her desire to travel outside her hometown drew her into service for our nation. 

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence J Hill, Sr. and Anna R (Cramer) Hill; her sisters Rose (Hill) Price, Elizabeth “Snooks” (Hill) Sibal and brother in laws John Sibal and Sonny Bish; her sister-in-law Jeanne (Isola) Hill, and her niece Paula J Kalb. Barbara was also preceded in death by her husband and love of her life, Robert E. Matthews. 

Survivors include her son and daughter in law, James and Kelly Hill; her daughter and son in law, Cindy and Brandon Jones; her beloved grandchildren: grandson Chandler Villarreal, and granddaughter Jamison Hill; siblings, Lawrence “Jim” Hill, Jr. (Kathy), Stella (Hill) Bish, Russell Hill (Peggy), and Beatrice (Hill) Kalb (James), as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.   

After serving in the Air Force, Barbara raised her children Jim and Cindy, attained her associate degree in accounting and worked for years at Sovran Leasing in downtown Pittsburgh. Only retiring to care for her husband, Bob as he battled and lost his battle with cancer. Barbara’s hobbies included cross-stitch, fishing, and making doll furniture for Jamison’s doll house.  Her volunteer work included many hours vested in Junior Bass fishing derbies and tournaments for young anglers in the Mon-Yough area.  

Barbara will be honored by her family and laid to rest with full Air Force Honors with interment of her ashes at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Road Bridgeville, PA on November 27, 2023 at 10:30am.

In lieu of flowers or donations, the family would be honored to visit & share memories immediately following the interment ceremony while enjoying Barbara’s favorite beverage, coffee and diner food at Eat n’ Park Diner 3380 Washington Road #1, McMurray, PA 15317.    






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Military Honors
November 27, 2023

10:30 AM
National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
1158 Morgan Rd
Bridgeville, PA 15017


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