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Obituary: Delores Mathews, Franklin

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Mrs. Delores Ines Mathews Arias, 85, of Franklin, formerly of Seymour, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born July 24, 1928, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Leslie R. and Leona (Sells) Hatfield. She married John Mathews, the father of her son, who preceded her in death. On March 22, 1974, she married Alfred L. “Les” Arias Jr. who preceded her in death July 22, 2008.

Delores was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Seymour. She was a homemaker and also had been employed as a bank teller.

She is survived by her son, John E. (Brenda) Mathews; stepchildren, James L. (Karen) Arias and Jeannette (Timothy) Arias Flynn; stepgrandchildren, James P. (Cavi) Arias, Karen Alesa (Chris) Thompson, Colin Flynn and Carmen Flynn; and brothers, Leonard Hatfield, Charles Hatfield, Earl Hatfield, and Orland Hatfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, John Mathews and Alfred Arias Jr.; brothers Virgil, Philip and Lawrence Hatfield; and a sister, Marcella Rork.

Funeral services will be held at Calvary Baptist Church on Friday, September 13, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. David Schrock officiating. Burial will take place Friday, September 13, at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison, IN. Friends may call at Voss Chapel in Seymour on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and on Friday at Calvary Baptist Church from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.

Memorials may be written to Calvary Baptist Church or the donor's choice of charities.

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