Marie Emelia Mathis, 91, of Waverly, died Saturday, April 24, 2004, at her home.
Born March 31, 1913, in southern Gasconade County near Red Bird, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Caroline Drusch Scheel. She attended Hyland country school near her home. On March 15, 1930, she married Martin Mathis, who preceded her in death. She lived in Gasconade County until 1935, when she moved to Waverly. She was a member of the Methodist church in Waverly, where she and her husband were communion stewards for many years. At the age of 9, she was christened in the Old Bland U.C.C. Church parsonage north of Bland. She was a cook in the Waverly grade school and a nurse's aide in the Kelling Clinic, continuing her employment at the clinic when it was later rebuilt. She worked there until her retirement. She enjoyed fishing, quilting and cooking, often making coffee cakes, which she donated for various church and charitable events in the community.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, at United Methodist Church in Waverly. Rev. Robert Payne will officiate. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Methodist cemetery in Bland. Memorials are suggested to United Methodist Church in Waverly and may be left at or mailed to Gibson Funeral Home, 201 S. Main, Carrollton, MO 64633.
Survivors include two sons, Wesley Mathis and wife Barbara of Owensville and Carlee Mathis of O'Neill, Neb.; one daughter, Welma "Pat" Poese of O'Neill; 10 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Shirleen Mathis; 10 brothers, Bill, Henry, Herman, John, Edward, Gus, Lewis, Otto, Ferd and Albert Scheel; three sisters, Minnie Nowack, Lydia Essman and Esther Scheel; and one granddaughter, Dana Mathis Nolte.
Additional information provided per family recompense.