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Leslie (Walker) Matthews

April 2, 1956 — January 13, 2023


Leslie Matthews, age 66 of Lancaster, died January 13, 2023.  She was born to the late Donald and Jane Spence Walker in Logan, OH on April 2, 1956.  She was a wonderful mother and wife who had an amazing work ethic, proven after working for 47 years at Smead Manufacturing.  Leslie’s personality and love for life will be greatly remembered.

She is survived by her loving husband, Dennis Matthews; children, Maggie (Jason) Freeman; step-daughter, Terra (Edwin) Downs; siblings, Connie Van Sickle and Mike (Debbie) Walker; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Bill and James Walker; and sister, Betty Fouty.

Caring Cremation™ has taken place through the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home.  As per Leslie’s wishes, cremation with a private family memorial service will take place at a later date.  Online condolences can be made at

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