Shirley Matthews
Born: 01/05/1937
Died: 04/01/2023
Location: Charleston, WV

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Shirley Matthews

Shirley E. Matthews, 86, of Charleston, West Virginia, passed away on April 1, 2023 at CAMC Memorial HospiceCare after a short illness.

She was a loving wife and mother and a fantastic artist. She was loved by her family and friends and she had a way of making people feel special. She was also a wonderful grandmother and great grandmother. She was a Nurse, beginning her career at St. Francis Nursing School in 1955 and continued on at CAMC General and Memorial Hospitals over the years until she retired in 2003.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil E. Matthews; mother, Elizabeth Howard; aunts, Irene, Phyllis, and Betty and uncle Bob Howard; cousin, Brenda.

Shirley is survived by her sons, Brian (Diana) Matthews and Michael (Patricia) Matthews; her daughter, Deborah Matthews; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren who loved her.

The family would like to thank the team at CAMC Memorial HospiceCare for the wonderful care she received while there.

There will be no services at this time.

Please consider donations to FestivALL Charleston Neighborhood Arts Initiative, PO Box 11287, Charleston, WV 25339, in honor of her love and dedication to education in the arts.

Memories and online condolences may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary. Arrangements are in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.


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