Feb. 2, 2013
Ronald E. Matthews of Avon died Saturday. He was 74.
He was born Jan. 22, 1939, in Indianapolis, a son of the late Robert H. Matthews and Mary C. Matthews. He served in the U.S. Army and then worked for the U.S. Post Office. He started Ron Matthews Realtors in west Indianapolis, which later became Prudential Ron Matthews Realtors. He ran the business for more than 45 years until retiring in 2009.
Mr. Matthews was involved in many service organizations throughout his years, including serving as director of the Ben Davis Conservancy and being a member of Masonic Lodge No. 723 and Indianapolis Murat Shrine.
Survivors include a companion, Darlene Burnett; a son, Tim Matthews; a daughter, Renata Matthews-Zimmerman; Erin Fredricksz; sisters Alice (Cis) Turner and Rosemary Jennison; grandchildren Ryan Matthews, Megan Matthews, Nathan Matthews, Ronnie Watson, and Nicole Zimmerman; a great-grandson, Dean Watson; and Tyler, Keira, Elise, Addelyn, and Jamin.
Services are 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Conkle Funeral Home in Avon.
Calling is from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be sent to ConkleFuneralHomes.com.