Burfordville. He is the son of Harold and Wanda Matthews of Burfordville.
Deneke is a 2004 graduate of Jackson High School. She received her bachelors of science degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2008 and her masters of art in secondary education from Southeast 2011. Deneke is employed at Cape Girardeau Central High School in the social studies department.
Matthews is a 2004 graduate of Jackson High School. He received his bachelors of science degree in construction management from Southeast in 2008. He is employed with ANW Refrigeration Services.
A July 2013 wedding is planned at Zion United Methodist Church in Gordonville.