Julie Ann Mathews

1953 – 2016

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

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

Julie was united in marriage to Doanld Mathews. He preceded her in death on 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, Mo., and Teresa Samaroo (Timothy) of Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, Jim Tucker (Florence) of Gallatin, Mo.; 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 will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2016 at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick with Mr. Ray Mathews officiating. Burial will follow in the Avalon Cemetery in Carroll County, Mo. Pallbearers will be Christopher Mathews, Anthony Hufford, Colin Huggins, Adam Dunwoodie, Alex Dunwoodie and Timothy Samaroo. Honorary pallbearers will be Corey Mathews and Taylor Samaroo.