Matthew Brett Coven

Matthew Brett Coven, 35, of Sherwood was born April 18th, 1975 in Spokane, Washington and went into the loving arms of Jesus on Saturday, September 18th, 2010. Matthew was a loving husband and devoted father who loved God and his family. He was an active member of Cornerstone Bible Fellowship Church and participated in many church activities including the church sponsored sporting leagues. He also served in many local schools helping struggling children and families in need. Matthew is survived by his wife Morgan and their children Carter, Tucker and Miles. He is also survived by his parents, Gary and Melissa Brett Coven, his brother, Christopher Coven and wife Gretchen of Sherwood and his sister, Taryn Coven also of Sherwood, two nieces, Whitney and Andrea and a nephew, Michael, and grandmothers, Florence Brett of Corvallis, Oregon and Louise Coven of Sherwood. He is also survived by his mother and step-father-in-law, Wayne and Beverly Ruthven of North Little Rock and father-in-law, Lowry Foster of Evergreen, Colorado as well as a host of extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, L.L. Coven and Robert Brett. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Coven Children's Fund which may be made at any Centennial Bank location. A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Cornerstone Bible Fellowship Church, 7351 Warden Rd., Sherwood, Ark. 72120-5097 (501) 835-0860. A private burial will follow at a later date. Arrangements by Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home 501-835-3515. Please visit to sign the online guest book.

Published September 21, 2010

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