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In Memory of

Iva Rae Matthews

November 4, 1935 - August 27, 2017

Obituary


Iva Rae Matthews, 81, of Olathe, Kansas went peacefully with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, August 27, 2017.

Iva Rae was born on November 4, 1935 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to John and Mabel (Brown) Furlow. She lived her life wrapped in the love of Jesus. Iva would have us remember one thing: know Jesus, live, walk, trust and rest in Him. Her family of friends cherish the memories of her faithful love for all, which was rooted in Jesus' faithful love for her.

Iva Rae married Robert...

Iva Rae Matthews, 81, of Olathe, Kansas went peacefully with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, August 27, 2017.

Iva Rae was born on November 4, 1935 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to John and Mabel (Brown) Furlow. She lived her life wrapped in the love of Jesus. Iva would have us remember one thing: know Jesus, live, walk, trust and rest in Him. Her family of friends cherish the memories of her faithful love for all, which was rooted in Jesus' faithful love for her.

Iva Rae married Robert Matthews on December 28, 1959. She worked for 16 years at Kansas School for the Deaf, until her call from God to witness in 1989. She was a dedicated member of First Faith Church of Overland Park, Kansas. In her most recent years, she was a true example of a Godly woman in volunteering, supporting, witnessing and giving to the work of the Lord.

Iva Rae is preceded in death by her children, Cherie Sue Matthews (which means "Dear One"), Theodore Eugene Matthews, parents, John and Mabel Furlow, Parents-in-law, her husband Robert Matthews who passed away in August of 2007, and her special friend Sue Qualls.

She is survived by her longtime friend Faye Sims, special friend Gary Cross and her beloved deaf ministry family of First Faith Church.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at the McGilley & Frye Funeral Home 105 East Loula Street Olathe, Kansas. The funeral service will be officiated by Reverend's Joseph Oborny and Jonathan Hanney. Interment in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens 13901 South Black Bob Road Olathe, Kansas. Visitation 6:00p.m.- 8:00p.m. Tuesday evening, September 5th at the McGilley & Frye Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: First Faith Church Deaf Ministries 8633 West 167th Street Overland Park, Kansas 66085.

Condolences may be offered at www.mcgilley-frye.com

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley & Frye Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Olathe, KS.