Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold Co. IA
Thursday, October 17, 1968
OBITUARY - VERN E. MATHIS
Vern Edgar MATHIS, son of Phillip and Flora MATHIS, was born Dec. 23, 1892, in Harrison County, MO. He spent his childhood
in Missouri and later moved to Iowa.
On July 23, 1914, he was united in marriage with Floy E[dna]. WHITE and of this union were
born three daughters, Cleta, Oma and Donella. He also reared two granddaughters, Elaine BOYER and LaVon MINNICK, whom he
loved as his own children.
He entered the Ringgold County hospital on Sept 18, and remained a patient until his death on
Oct. 6, at the age of 75 years, nine months and 13 days. During his illness he was converted to God and was wonderfully
saved and testified of knowing his Lord.
His parents; sisters, Maude and Dora, and brother Walter, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his widow Floy: his daughters, Cleta, Oma and Donella: Six granddaughters, Betty, Kay, Elaine, Ileene,
LaVon and Sarafena; 18 great-grandchildren; two half-brothers, Garland and Paul; four half-sisters, Alberta, Louise, Norma
Lee and Cordelia, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Oct. 9 from the Prugh-Dunfee
funeral chapel conducted by the Rev. Eldon HARDY, pastor
of the Pleasant Hill Assembly of God church. Mrs. Phillip GODDEN sang "Suppertime" and "We Shall Meet on that Beautiful
Shore," accompanied at the organ by Margaret PENOC. Casketbearers were grandsons, Loyd PIKE, Larry HUGHES, Joe BOYER, Larry
GARNER, Marvin SALTZMAN and Alan MINNICK. Burial was in the Payne cemetery at Lone Rock. [Vern is listed in Rose Hill Cemetery,
Mount Ayr transcriptions.]
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, November of 2010
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