|Owen Matthews, 54, of Galesburg, passed away at 8:42 p.m. Monday, February 11, 2013 at Heartland Health Care Center in Galesburg, Illinois.
Owen was born on April 8, 1958 in Monmouth and he was married to Deborah Miller on June 14, 1980 in Saumonauk, IL.
He is survived by Ray and Helen Boys of Galesburg, Roy and Rosalie Matthews of Altona; his children, Alicia, Louise, Brenton James, and Chelsea Lynn; one brother, one sister, 1 step-brother, and five step-sisters.
Owen worked as an iron worker as well as in Home Improvement. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Aurora, IL
A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, February 15, 2013 at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the family. Watson-Thomas Funeral Home is handling arrangements for the family.