​Rachel Nan Matheson Plyler

Posted at 1:26 PM on Jun 30, 2017

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Rachel Nan Matheson Plyler, 82, of Troutman, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Gordon Hospice House.

She was born on January 8, 1935, in Iredell County to the late Guy Matheson and Edrie Norton Matheson.

Rachel was a graduate of Troutman High School and Kings Business College in Charlotte. She was very athletic and played basketball in her younger years. She worked as a bookkeeper for several local businesses, including Dr. Griffin’s office in Troutman. She loved to play bridge with her friends of the Troutman Bridge Club. She enjoyed gardening, taking hiking trips with her husband, Pete Plyler, and loved to spend time at Maple Hill Cottage at Lake Toxaway, N.C. She was also known for working at the polls in the Troutman elections.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Martha Money and Mary Hilderbrand.

Rachel is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Pete Plyler; sons, Jamie (Isabelle) Plyler, Marty (Leslie) Plyler, and Patrick (Erin) Plyler; daughter, Nan (Jim) Plyler Williams; sister, Billy Jo Powell and nine grandchildren, Ashley Plyler, Emile Plyler, Tori Plyler, Emma Plyler, Matheson Williams, Mack Williams, Sam Williams, Carson Plyler and Caroline Plyler. Her memory will be cherished by all.

The family will receive friends at First United Methodist Church of Troutman on Sunday, July 2, 2017, from 2-3 p.m. The service will begin at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Jody Seymour officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service. The family will assemble at the home of Jim and Nan Williams at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Rachel’s memory may be made to either Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625 or to First UMC Troutman, PO Box 717, Troutman, NC 28166.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com. Troutman Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Rachel Plyler.

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