Katharine (Preusch) Matthews, 90, of La Grange died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 at Jefferson Place Assisted Living facility. Katharine was born in Germany on Jan. 8, 1924, the daughter of Henrich and Elizabeth (Wannamacher) Preusch.
She married Walter John Matthews on April 5, 1947 in Frankfurt, Germany. Katharine was a professionally trained seamstress and worked in the clothing industry for many years. She is survived by daughter, Heidi Stone and husband, Roger, of La Grange; son, Peter Matthews and wife, Brenda, of Homosassa, Fla.; son, Stephan Matthews and wife, Heni, of Palm Desert, Calif.; daughter, Karen Morgridge and husband, David, of Virginia Beach, Va.; five grandchildren: Taylor Matthews, Jennifer Batchelder, Phaedra Morgridge, Renee Morgridge, Levi Stone; seven great-grandchildren: Kassandra, Seth and Logan Batchelder, Kara Long, Declan Bailey, Abby and Zachary Stone; nephew, Rolf Bauer