January 21, 1932 ~ October 29, 2020

Born in: Glasgow, KY
Resided in: Glasgow, KY

Anne Downing Matthews, of Glasgow, Kentucky, wife of Harold Thomas Matthews for 64 years, passed away at her home on October 29th, 2020. She was predeceased by parents Lester Witt and Nettie Bewley Downing, brother John Calloway Downing and wife Virginia Akers Downing.

She studied at Glasgow High School, Sullins College in Bristol, Virginia, and the University of Kentucky where she was a member of Tri Delta sorority. Mrs. Matthews was a member of Glasgow Baptist Church since the age of ten and was a devoted choir member. She was a member of the Glasgow Musicale, serving in various offices, and was the Stephen Collins Foster Music Camp scholarship chairperson for many years. She was a member of the Glasgow Garden Club and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She is survived by her husband, Harold Thomas Matthews, and their children: Dr. John Harold Matthews, Louisville, Robert Downing Matthews and his wife Jill, Ponce Inlet, Florida, Jeana Ross Kinsman and her husband David, Glasgow; granddaughters Julia Rae Weinstein and her husband Adam, Gainesville, Florida, Jessica Ross Matthews, Louisville, Anne Calloway, Caroline Asher, and Julia Ross Kinsman, Glasgow; brother-in-law Robert Elliott Matthews and his wife Brenda, Big Canoe, Georgia; nieces Anne Grant Underwood and her husband Rollin (Buddy) and Jenny Jean Downing, Glasgow, and dear friends.

A private family memorial service will be held on November 1st at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home.

A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Matthews.


Memorial Service:

A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home
201 East Washington St.
Glasgow, KY 42141

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  1. Harold and family…my heart grieves for your loss. Anne was so special to so many people. Always gracious, always with a sweet smile. Her dedication to the students in Glasgow and Barren County music programs is unmatched.

    May God wrap His arms around each one of you, hold you close to Him and give you comfort now and in the days ahead is our prayer for you.

    We have lost a great friend.

  2. I’m so sorry to hear of Anne’s passing. What a beautiful wonderful lady. My condolences to her family and close friends.

  3. We send our deepest sympathy to the Matthews family. Prayers for all of you during this time of sorrow. Love to all of you Carroll and Sydney Knicely.

  4. What a special lady!!! Even as a little girl, I have memories of her on Cherry Street. Always a class act! Prayers for the family.

  5. Matthews family, We are so sorry for your loss. Anne was a beautiful and wonderful person. We will keep everyone in our prayers.

    Barry and Faye Landrum

  6. Anne and her family were the first neighbors my parents and I got acquainted with when we moved to Dogwood Ave. So sorry to hear of her passing. Prayers for the family. Dan Button

  7. Anne was such a special, sweet, and kind lady. I will truly miss talking to her. She has been such an outstanding member of Glasgow Musicale.My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

  8. It is with such extreme sadness to hear of dear Mrs. Matthews’ passing. She was such a wonderful lady that so many of us will dearly miss, especially myself. My deepest condolences and sympathies for her family in this very difficult loss of such a remarkable loved one.

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