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Donald E. Matchett

June 24, 1926 ~ October 30, 2021 (age 95)


Donald E. Matchett, 95, of New Concord, passed away peacefully on October 30, 2021, while at Clay Gardens of Zanesville, while under the care of Shriver’s Hospice.

Donald was born in Adams Township on June 24, 1926. He was the ninth child of the late Curtis and Effie Matchett. He was raised, lived, and worked at his family farm for 89 years. Besides farming, Donald worked as a township trustee, 4-H Advisor, and he was a member of the Otsego United Methodist Church. He was quite proud of the time he spent building a website collecting information and photos of Monroe Rural and Otsego High School Alumni. Donald loved going to auctions, buying and selling antique glass and china, and he also enjoyed the 40 years of his life he spent with his wife, Arlene, who passed away October 8, 2015.

Donald is survived by his children, Steve (Becky) Matchett, James Marvin (Candy) Matchett; his five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and his great-great-grandson.

In addition to his parents, Donald is preceded in death by his wife, Arlene; his son, John Raymond Matchett; one grandson; five brothers, and three sisters.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Donald’s name to the Otsego United Methodist Church, 11705 Plainfield Road, New Concord, OH, 43762; or the Shriver’s Hospice Foundation, PO Box 8, Zanesville, OH, 43702.

Visitations will be 11 to 1 pm on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at the Farus Funeral Home of New Concord, where Funeral Service will be held at 1 pm with Pastor Mike Denman officiating.  He will be laid to rest in Adamsville Baptist Cemetery. He will be laid to rest next to his wife in Adamsville Baptist Cemetery. 


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Funeral Service
November 3, 2021

1:00 PM
Farus Funeral Home of New Concord

November 3, 2021

11:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Farus Funeral Home of New Concord

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