Nancy Katherine Mathews
Nancy Katherine Mathews
  • July 17, 1936 - September 6, 2017
  • Dallas, Texas

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MATHEWS, NANCY KATHERINE, born in Grand Prairie, Texas on July 17, 1936 and passed peacefully surrounded by all her children at her home on September 6, 2017 in Dallas, TX. Her husband Joseph Leo Mathews, as well as her parents Floyd Charles Collins and Mary Ethel (Wells) Collins preceded Nancy in death. Two daughters Angela Katherine and Mary Ann Mathews as well as her brothers Billy Ray Collins, Earl Glen Collins, Charles K Collins, also preceded Nancy. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Colleen Mathews, and three sons, Harold Timothy Mathews and wife Rebecca, Joseph Michael Mathews and wife Kelly and David Fredrick Mathews. Granddaughters Sidney Marie, Emily Ann, Cristina Marie, and grandsons Joseph Timothy and John Thomas Mathews, as well as her sister Virginia E Cobb and brother in law Alvin Cobb. Also, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She served passionately in the education field of teaching grade school children in Dallas and Garland for 30/+ years. She received her Bachelor's degree in Education from McMurry College and Master's degree in Education from North Texas State University, after graduating from Irving High School in 1954. Nancy also served numerous couples as a Marriage Encounter Counselor at St. Pius X Catholic Church.
The Mathews family will greet friends at the funeral home on Sunday, September 10th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with recitation of the Rosary led by Deacon John Schell at 5:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 11, 2017 at St. Pius X Catholic Church with Rev. Patrick Olaleye, Celebrant. Nancy will be laid to rest in Calvary Hill Cemetery beside her husband of 39 years Joe. If desired memorial contributions may be made to St. Pius X School 3030 Gus Thomason Dallas, TX. 75228.