Elnora J. Matthews, 62

HANNIBAL, NY – Elnora J. “Nora” Matthews, 62, of Fair Haven, passed away Tuesday December 23, 2014, surrounded by her family following a brief illness.

Elnora J. Matthews
Elnora J. Matthews

She was born in Syracuse, a daughter to the late William J. and Elizabeth J. Crossin and lived most of her life in the Red Creek and Fair Haven area.

Nora worked at Alcan for 24 years, before her retirement in 2004 and then went to work part-time for Novelis for the past nine years.

She enjoyed sewing and spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Nora was predeceased by her husband, Corwynn “Red” Matthews, who died April 10, 2010.

Nora is survived by two daughters, Lenora J. Perkins of Cabool, Mo. and Rachel (Frederick) Whitt of Martville; three grandchildren, Nicholas (Samantha) Perkins, Joshua (Heaven) Perkins and Frederick Whitt Jr.; three sisters, Elizabeth A. “Cibbie” (Robert) Fillingham of Martville, Melody Ibbs of Wolcott and Wilma Sherman of Red Creek; an aunt, Enola Hart of Syracuse; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be held noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, January 3, 2015, with services to follow at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal.

Burial will be in Springbrook Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Nora may be made to the Upstate Cancer Center, 750 E. Adams St., Syracuse, NY 13210.

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