OBITUARY - RUTH ILENE (PINE) MATHIS
Ruth Ilene MATHIS passed away Sunday afternoon, October 30, 2005 at her home in Oskaloosa at the age of 69 years, 4 months
and 7 days.
Ruth Ilene MATHIS, daughter of Orville and Margaret (SAYLER) PINE, was born June 23, 1936 in Diagonal, Iowa.
She was a 1954 graduate of Diagonal High School. In 1963 she moved to Oskaloosa, where she worked as a bar tender at the
Moose Lodge for 8 years and cared for elderly people in their homes. Ruth enjoyed flower gardening and spending time with
Her family includes a son, Thomas (Cary) MATHIS; three grandchildren: Leona (Shannon) HANNA, Amy OWEN
and Tory MATHIS, all of Oskaloosa; four great grandchildren: Brittney PADAVICH, Aven OWEN, and Colleen and Alex HANNA;
three sisters: Evelyn (Bob) RICKER of Mount Ayr, IA; Beverly (Clyde) WOODS of Omaha, NE; and Elizabeth (David) WILEY of
Diagonal, IA; two brothers: Bob (Peggy) PINE of Omaha, NE and Ronald (Joan) PINE of Kansas City, MO and a sister-in-law,
Lavon PINE of Des Moines, IA.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Michael R. MATHIS, who died August 13, 1979; a daughter, Jacque R. MATHIS,
who died December 7, 1983; and one brother, Raymond PINE.
Graveside services 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 2, 2005,
Garden of Prayer at Forest Cemetery, Oskaloosa, Iowa. Memorial may be made to Mahaska Hospice.
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