Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Morris E. Mathews

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Morris E. Mathews

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New Harmony, Ind. Morris E. Mathews, 92, of New Harmony, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012, in his home because his old heart couldn't keep up with his body. He was surrounded by his loved ones at the end.

Morris was born in New Harmony, Indiana, September 8, 1919, to William and May (Clayton) Mathews. Morris (Pop) married Evelyn Grubb in November, 3, 1944. She preceded him in death in 1997. They raised their three sons, Jim Mathews, who also preceded him in death in 1998, Larry Mathews and Donnie Mathews.

He is survived by Larry, Donnie; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Pop was a World Ware II veteran and served from 1940 to 1945. He endured five campaigns from North Africa through Italy and France. Pop was at Anzio Beach, Kasserine Pass and was the first soldier to enter Rome after it had been occupied by German forces. He achieved the highest non-commission rank of 1st sergeant during his service. He also received a Purple Heart, Oak Leaf Cluster and a Bronze Star for bravery. …

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