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Dorothy Kilmartin Matheson

December 27, 2019

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Dorothy Kilmartin Matheson, 94, of Lynchburg died Friday, December 27, 2019

Born August 26, 1925 in Massachusetts, she was the oldest daughter of the late John and Dorothy Kilmartin.

Dorothy was a long time member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, served as Head of Volunteers at Virginia Baptist Hospital and took great pride in being a Social Worker.

She is survived by her children: John Matheson, Jr. and his wife Cindy of Lynchburg; James Matheson and his wife Sandra of Jacksonville, FL; Dorothy Matheson Fagan and her husband Robert of Fort Myers, FL; Patricia Matheson Pond and her husband Ed of Stockton Springs, ME; and a former daughter-in-law Elaine (Matheson) Blankenship of Durham, NC, thirteen grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son Dr. Thomas Matheson.

A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2020 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Monsignor J. Kenneth Rush as celebrant. A reception will follow the service in the church commons. Interment will be held privately at Fort Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to Lynchburg Grows 1339 Englewood St. Lynchburg, VA 24501 or to the Free Clinic of Central Virginia 1016 Main St. Lynchburg, VA 24504.

Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Lynchburg (434-237-9424) is assisting the family.

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