Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
OBITUARY - FLOY EDNA (WHITE) MATHIS
1926 - 2008
Floy Edna MATHIS, daughter of Ida Bell and John WHITE, was born in Ringgold County on August 29, 1897, and died of heart
failure on Wednesday, March 6, 1985. She spent her childhood in Iowa, and later moved to Missouri, then back to Iowa.
On July 23, 1914 she was united in marriage to Vern MATHIS. Three daughters were born to this union, Donella, Oma, and
Cleta. She also raised two grandchildren, Elaine BOYER and Lavon MINNICK, whom she loved as her own.
She made her home in Mount Ayr after the death of her husband, Verne. When her health failed she moved to Clearview Home.
Early in life she was faithful to God and was very active in church until her health failed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Verne and three brothers, John, Weldon, and Samuel.
Left to cherish her memory are her three daughters, Donella UHLENHOFF and husband of Greene, Iowa; Oma WATTS and husband
of Bedford, Iowa; and Cleta REULING of Omaha, Nebraska; and two granddaughters she raised, Elaine BOYER of Lamoni, and
Lavon MINNICK. Other grandchildren are Marvin, Betty Jo, Eileen, Kay, and Sarafine; her two sisters, Pearl MICKAEL of
Kellerton, and Bertha BOWEN of Eagleville, Mo., and two sisters-in-law, Wilma WHITE of Kellerton and Alice WHITE of
Pocahontas, Iowa; a brother-in-law, Otha BOWEN of Eagleville, Mo. and several great-grandchildren and
Her family and friends will remember her as a kind and considerate loved one and she will be missed by all who loved her.
Services were held Saturday March 9, 1985 at the Wilson Watson Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Officiating was Paster Larry
BURTON. Music was provided by Mrs. Robert THOMAS and Mrs. Elbert STRANGE.
Casketbearers were Larry HILL, True BOYER, Mike GARNER, Gary SAVILLE, Steve SWIGART and Marvin SALTZMAN. Burial was in
Rose Hill Cemetery at Mount Ayr, Iowa.
There is a memorial fund to the American Heart Association.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2010
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