Anna Mae Hudson


    Anna Mae (Matlock) Hudson was born March 30, 1926 in Lenox, Missouri to George Monroe and Lucy Ellen (Callahan) Matlock and passed away on October 12, 2022 at the age of 96 years.


    Anna married Leo Thomas Hudson, November 12, 1942 in St. Charles, Missouri. Anna and Leo had 32 years together before his passing April 16, 1990.
    Anna enjoyed spending time in the kitchen baking, outdoors in her garden and attending the Farmers Market selling her canned goods and homemade bread. Anna and Leo also set up a booth at the Vichy Flea Market.
    Anna was a talented seamstress and was employed by Rawlings, Salem Sportswear, and Barrads Lingerie where she primarily sewed in zippers in coats and jeans. Many knew Anna as an extraordinary seamstress, but her passion was quilting, which showed in her beautiful quilts.
    Anna was full of love and joy. She was caring, supportive, comforting, gentle, and tough.
    Anna was a faithful member of Anutt Community Church where she enjoyed attending when she was able. She was also a member of the Lenox Homemakers’ Club.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Hudson; sons, Ken Hudson, Franklin Hudson, and Lawrence Hudson; daughter-in-law, Barbara Hudson; parents, George and Lucy Matlock; and siblings, Clinton Matlock, Clyde Matlock, Dona Moreland, James Matlock and Harriet Ketchum.
    She is survived by her children, Thomas Hudson and wife Judy of Joplin, Missouri, Joseph Hudson of St. James, Missouri, Deborah Hobson of Salem, Missouri, John Hudson of Lecoma, Missouri and Donna Glidewell of St. James, Missouri; 18 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; 18 great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
    Funeral services were held Monday, October 17, 2022 in the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel with Pastor Doyle Wools officiating.
    Song selections played were “Old Rugged Cross,” “Gospel Changes,” “Amazing Grace,” “Lady May,” “Will The Circle Be Unbroken,” and “Dancing In The Sky.”
    Pallbearers were Justin Glidewell, George Hudson, Christopher Hudson, Tim Hudson, Dennis Boster and Clyde “Monty” Matlock. Honorary pallbearers were Terry Hudson, Marshall Matlock and John Hudson.
    Burial was in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary of Salem, Missouri.