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1933 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
John D. "Doug" Mathis, 80, of Raymore, Missouri, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 12, 2014 at his home with his family by his side. The Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, May 16, at the First Baptist Church of Raymore located at 116 S. Washington Street, Raymore, Missouri, 64083. Pastor J.C. Beckner of First Baptist Church of Raymore will be officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Friday, May 16 at the First Baptist Church of Raymore. Doug was born August 9, 1933 in Grandview, Missouri to George H. and Edna Ava Mathis. Doug lived most of his life in the Grandview, Raymore area. He graduated from Grandview High School in 1951 and later attended the University of Missouri. Doug took Shirley Keltner as his bride and lifetime wife on February 15, 1952; they were married 62 wonderful years. Doug had an abundantly successful career as an Estimator and Project Manager for Jenkins and Associates in Kansas City, Missouri for 30 years. Doug, a loving husband and family man is survived by, wife Shirley, brother Russell, children Deborah, Nancy, David and Mary, 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 1 niece and brother Russell. Doug had a passion for the outdoors. In his younger years Doug played organized baseball for the Ban Johnson league and basketball for the University of Missouri in Columbia. He and childhood friends learned to hunt and fish at an early age and that desire carried on well into his adult life. Music was also part of Doug's life as he always looked forward to playing his mandolin with his bluegrass band made up of some of his closest friends. Doug was always known as someone who could make friends with anyone and had a way of making folks feel comfortable while around him. He will be missed but never forgotten by many of the lives he has touched in his 80 years. God bless you Doug. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given, In Memory of Doug Mathis, to Special Neighbors located at 3675 South Noland Road, Suite 110, Independence, Missouri 64055 (Arr. Longview Funeral Home and Cemetery, 12700 S. Raytown Rd. Kc. Mo. 816-761-6272)
Published in Kansas City Star on May 14, 2014
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