The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Meet Your Neighbor

By Dessa Rodeffer/Quill Publisher


Meet your neighbor Matt Gray, a lifelong resident of Gladstone and Union High School graduate.

Matt is one of six children of Bob and Barbara Gray of rural Gladstone. He helps his dad farm raising corn, beans and a small cattle herd.

He also has "Matt's Mowing" business and takes care of eight cemeteries in Henderson and Warren Counties, and a few yards.

He mows the South Henderson Church and Cemetery, Rozetta, Reed, Belmont, Fall Creek and Cumberland Cemeteries in Henderson County and Cedar Cemetery, and finally the Sugar Tree Grove Presbyterian Church and Cemetery in Warren County, established in 1835, and formerly called North Henderson Church. He also mows the Gladstone ballpark. He loves keeping busy and is still looking for more to do!

Matt drove a school bus off and on for Union and still has his permit, and he drove for Trailways Bus service for 15 years until last year.

Matt is single and enjoys his motorcycle, boating, sports, particularly the Cubs, and his parents Golden Retriever, Sandy.

He also enjoys spending time with his friends Mike and Amanda (Van Arsdale) Seitz who helps him with the mowing on occasion.

He is an avid supporter of his ten nephews and nieces. His three brothers are Tim Gray, Bluffdale, Steve Gray, rural Danville, Iowa, and Patrick Gray of rural Oquawka, and two sisters are Lisa Lox of rural Oquawka, and Rebecca Gerst, rural Gladstone.