Herbert Van Matre

Thursday, January 31, 2002

Herbert J. Van Matre, 75, of Mountain Home, Ark., died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at his home.

He was born Oct. 28, 1926, at Messler, Mo., son of Joseph Herbert and Goldie Price Van Matre. He and B. Bernice Arnold were married Dec. 20, 1994, at Mountain Home.

Van Matre farmed at Pineville from 1970 until moving to Mountain Home in 1989. He was a member of Calico Presbyterian Church and Ozark VFW Post 3246.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Robert Van Matre of Grand Forks, N.D.; a daughter, Leanne Hodges of Mountain Home; a sister, Mary Webb of Cape Girardeau; a brother, Harvey Van Matre of Effingham, Ill.; four stepchildren, Melvin Cutrell of St. Louis, Greta Simpson of Mountain Home, Gail Richards of Pevely, Mo., Paula Fluegge of Imperial, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and five stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral was held Jan. 16 at Roller Funeral Home in Mountain Home. The Rev. Larry Olson and Charlie Partney officiated. Burial was in Galatia Cemetery in Norfork, Ark.