Nancy Lou Matthews

  • Born: October 13, 1941
  • Died: August 10, 2017
  • Location: Chadwick, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

520 Holcomb Avenue
Milledgeville, IL 61051

Tel. (815) 225-7154

Tribute & Message From The Family

Nancy was born on October 13, 1941 in Livingston, Wisconsin to Lester and Vera (Davenport) Reger. She married James Matthews on September 25, 1959 at the Little Brown Church in the Vale at Nashua, Iowa.

She enjoyed working in her flower gardens and bird watching especially hummingbirds and orioles. Nancy was the Salutatorian of her class, graduating from Cobb High School, Cobb, Wisconsin in 1959. She was the owner of J & N Dipworm and enjoyed fishing for catfish in the Mississippi and Rock Rivers with Jim. Nancy adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband Jim of Chadwick; her daughters, Billie Jo (Don Geiger) Matthews of Coleta, Bobbie (Jerry) Gibbs of Milledgeville, Bette (Dalbert) Wiebenga of Morrison and Be (Eric) Miller of Milledgeville; her sons, Jon (Mary) Matthews of Lanark and JC (Kim) Matthews of Milledgeville; her grandchildren, Steven (Sarah) Wiebenga, Kevin Wiebenga, Andrew Gibbs, Eric Gibbs (Logan Feltmeyer), Damon Miller and Rylee Matthews; step grandchildren, Jeff (Alissa) Althoff and Katie (Rick) Warner; great grandchildren: Caden, Madelynn and Nolan Wiebenga; and step great grandchildren, Taylor Hooper, Maddy and Austin Warner and Henry and Jared Althoff.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and a sister.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sorry to hear that. I was looking at Chuck's obituary on line and saw that she was deceased.
We had lots of good times in high school. She was soo smart!!

Posted by Jean Slapak - Cobb, WI - Friend   April 03, 2018


Love You!

Posted by Bobbie Gibbs - Milledgeville, IL - Daughter   August 23, 2017



Posted by Bette Wiebenga - morrison, IL - Daughter   August 19, 2017


Jim, Bobbie and rest of Family. My deepest sympathy. Our thoughts, prayers and hugs are with you all. May God wrap His arms around you during this difficult time as only He can do & hold you tight. God be with you all. Kyle & Jody Dirks

Posted by Jody Dirks - Sterling, IL - Acquaintance   August 16, 2017

So sorry for your loss I didn't know her well but remember buying their catfish supplies at our catfish seminars in Montfort PRAYERS to you JIM and the rest of your family. JIM and Sarah Clifton

Posted by Jim and Sarah Clifton - Montfort, WI   August 14, 2017


very sorry for your Family's loss Be. I loved helping your Mom & Dad and learning about their business and talking about family. Always had a great visit with them.

Posted by Chris Morgan - STerling, IL - Friend   August 12, 2017

Keeping you in our prayers

Posted by Lee & Gina Wiebenga - Freepory, IL - Friend   August 11, 2017

Billie Jo , Jim and family , I was so sorry to here about Nancy. My heart is breaking for you . I will always remember Nancy and the fun we had, whether it was going out for breakfast , having a little peach tree , or going to the cities shopping. We always had so much fun. I was so glad I got to see her last year on her birthday , that was a great surprise. She was a wonderful lady and she will be missed by all. You were truly blessed and I hope in time , good memories will ease your pain. I will keep you all in my prayers , for there is no greater loss than losing your mother. Prayers to all

Posted by Donna DeGroot    August 11, 2017