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Julie Ann Mathews

Julie Ann Mathews, 62 of Orrick, passed away Sunday morning, July 17, 2016, at the home of her daughter in Kansas City, Mo.

She was born Sept. 27, 1953, in Gallatin, to Curtis Emmit Tucker and Joann (Vanderpool) Tucker. Julie made her home in the Orrick area for more than 32 years. She was the office manager for Missouri Rock Company, Inc., at their locations in Missouri City and Orrick for the past 37 years.

Julie was united in marriage to Donald Mathews; he preceded her in death May 13, 1984.

Julie was a kind and friendly person that made friends easily. She especially loved her family and friends.

She is survived by her children, Sandra O’Dell and Michelle Priest, of Excelsior Springs and Teresa Samaroo (Timothy), of Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, Jim Tucker (Florence), of Gallatin; her nine grandchildren, Adam Dunwoodie, Alex Dunwoodie, Christopher Mathews, Anthony Hufford, Paige Dixon, Lauren Huggins, Colin Huggins, Taylor Samaroo and Bella Samaroo; seven great-grandchildren and her loving dog, Jo Jo.

Julie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald Mathews on May 13, 1984 and a great-grandson, Tatum Spaulding in 2015

Memorials are suggested to the Orrick Public Schools Athletic Department in her memory.

Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 20, at Gowing Funeral Home, Orrick. Funeral services are 11 a.m., Thursday, July 21, at the funeral home with Mr. Ray Mathews officiating. Burial will follow in the Avalon Cemetery in Livingston County. Pallbearers are Christopher Mathews, Anthony Hufford, Colin Huggins, Adam Dunwoodie, Alex Dunwoodie and Timothy Samaroo. Honorary pallbearers will be Cory Mathews and Taylor Samaroo.

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