Linda Susan Matthews

Linda Susan Matthews, 54, of Coloma, MI passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016 in Watervliet, MI.

Celebration of Life Service will be held at 4:00 P.M. Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph.  Friends may visit with the family from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Those wishing to sign Linda’s guestbook may do so at

Linda was born May 8, 1961 in Watervliet, MI to John Martin & Camilla (Haight) Diebold. She was a graduate of Hartford High School in 1979. On April 26, 1980 she married Dennis E. Matthews in Hartford, MI. Linda kept a busy schedule caring for her home and her family. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and butterflies, playing games, watching movies and reading. She and Dennis enjoyed touring together on their motorcycle. Linda had many friends whom she loved to keep in touch with and was a very generous person and known as a ‘Mom to Many’.

Linda is survived by her loving husband of 35 years Dennis; son Steven Matthews of Portage; granddaughter Hannah Matthews of Portage; parents John & Camilla Diebold of Hartford; sister Deborah (Mark) Lightner of Hartford; brothers David Diebold of Portage, Kirk Diebold of Hartford and Michael (Michelle) Diebold of Vicksburg; nieces and nephews Christie (Greg) Boxer, Jeff (Maggie) Fitzgerald, Adam Diebold and Sydney Diebold; father-in-law Bill Matthews of FL and many friends.

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