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Doris H. Mathewson

SEDALIA — Doris H. Mathewson, wife of Jim Mathewson, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Bothwell Regional Health Center.

She was born in Sedalia, the daughter of Carl Mattox and Nora Olive (Clark) Mattox.

On December 20, 1965, in Miami, OK, she was united in marriage to James L. Mathewson.

Mrs. Mathewson was a member of First Christian Church. She was involved in a prayer group for over 30 years. She enjoyed playing Bridge and Mahjong with friends over the years.

She served on the board for CASA for many years. She was a member of Sorosis and was past president. She was PTA president of Mark Twain School the year the tornado destroyed the school.

Over the years, she was the owner of LeRoy's Steak House and Diet Center.

Her hobbies included watercolor painting, with which she won ribbons, and painting Christmas cards, which she did from 1994 to 2009. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her the greatest joy.

Surviving are her husband, Jim, of the home; four sons, Steve Hicks (Michele), of Sedalia, David Mathewson, of Springfield, Jamie Angel (Dr. Diane), of Grain Valley, and Chris Mathewson (Margo), of Lee's Summit; a daughter, Carol Hicks Rugen, of Sedalia; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Lee Carter, of Sedalia; and a brother, Ret. Lt. Col. Dilbert Clark, of Winter Haven, FL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, William Homer Clark; a sister-in-law, Gloria Clark; and a daughter-in-law, Virginia (Jenny) Meyers Mathewson.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, at First Christian Church, with the Rev. Dr. Chad McMullin officiating.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Jim and Doris Mathewson Scholarship Fund at State Fair Community College.

Arrangements are under the direction of Heckart Funeral Home.


Published in SedaliaDemocrat.com on June 17, 2017
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