Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tippy Toes School of Dance

Nessa has been taking Dance Class on Wednesday's since Septmeber. The first class she was in, she and her cousin Wyatt were too young. So, after one week we transfered into the new Toddler class the studio had just created. It has been so much fun (at least the few minutes each class that Nessa actually pays attention)! The class is about 20 minutes of Ballet and 10 minutes of Tap.

Daddy was able to go to class with us last week. She did the best we have seen her do so far this year! Only 3 classes until the Big Recital. Nessa's class is going to be bunnies in the studio's production of Bambi. Let's hope they all at least make it on stage!!! The Recital is on June 7th, 5pm at Franklin Central High School.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Mammy's Obituary

Mary G. Mathews
Feb. 3, 1912 - April 11, 2008
NDIANAPOLIS — Mary Grace Mathews, 96, former 62-year Anderson resident, died April 11, 2008, at Rosegate Village in Indianapolis, following an extended illness.She was born Feb. 3, 1912, in Frankfort, Ind., the daughter of William Eli and Grace (Robertson) Painter.

Mary was a graduate of Frankfort High School. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include three daughters, Ramona Sinnett of Kokomo, and Otila Mathews and Xeneclea “Clea” Spears, both of Indianapolis; a son, Jerry Mathews of Kansas City, Mo.; nine grandchildren, Jenine, Chiquita, Tonya, Travis, Trent, Jennifer, Mathew, Carolyn and Kristen; 19 great-grandchildren, Tabitha, Jessica, Tiffany, Nicholas, Danielle, Athena, Amanda, Phillip, Justin, Jeremy, Brandy, Christopher, Mikhail, Vanessa, Jaycie, Levi, Emily, Larissa and Haden; 10 great-great-grandchildren, Tanner, Konner, Sydnie, Noelle, Wyatt, Alexandra, Amelia, Hayden, Logan and Cecilia; and two sisters, Thelma Snodgrass of Kokomo and Jean Stevens of Frankfort.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Edwin Ray Mathews, on Dec. 8, 1992; her parents; and 13 brothers and sisters.

Private graveside service and burial will be held at IOOF Cemetery in Frankton.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Francis Hospice in Indianapolis.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service, Anderson.
Published in The Herald Bulletin on 4/13/2008.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Mary Grace Painter Mathews

February 03, 1912 - April 11, 2008

She was the 5th child of 16 in her family, 4 boys and 12 girls. She remembered the end of the 1st World War, her father, brothers and neighbors parading in the streets and banging pots and pans because they were so happy the war was over, she also told of listening to the first Radio in Indiana. She had lots of stories to tell. She has 4 children, 9 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 10 great great grandchildren. She never liked pets, but she loved horses and one little black dog named Suzie. She was a wonderful grandmother, she did tell us to go play in traffic a few times, but there wasn't much traffic out by the farm to play in. When I was young I remember feeding the horses, Billie (a pony), and chickens on the farm, and endlessly pulling weeds and picking strawberries from the garden. She loved her garden and she loved her flowers. Everywhere you turned there was a bed of flowers... lilies, roses, poppies, sunflowers, even spearmint and garlic sprung up everywhere. I have so many wonderful memories to cherish, and endlessly tell my grandchildren over and over again. I will miss her so much.