Rachel Plyler

January 8, 1935 – June 29, 2017

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, NC. 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 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. 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 Troutman Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Rachel Plyler.

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  1. Stan and Kim Lippard wrote:

    We will be praying for you all as you go through the coming days without your Mom’s physical presence, although we know your memories and knowledge that she is “whole” once again will give you comfort. I will always remember her as “My Mom’s best childhood friend”, playing at your house and ours, and The many Bridge Club parties they so enjoyed for so many years together. Love to you all.
    Stan and Kim Lippard

  2. Chrissy Bauer wrote:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your mom was an amazing woman and a blessing to all she met. Love to you all.

  3. Cecil & Sandy wrote:

    We will miss Rachel and her visits. Pete, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
    Love you, Cecil and Sandy

  4. Cecil & Sandy wrote:

    We will miss Rachel and her visits. Love to all the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.