Jean Mathes, 70, of Sunrise Beach, MO, formerly of Gorin, died Monday, August
31, 2009 at University Hospitals & Clinics in Columbia, MO.
was born the daughter of Robert J. and Emogene (Dunlap) Peterson on April 28,
1939 in Gorin.
graduated from the Gorin High School.
married George Mathes in 1959.
worked in many local restaurants before going to work at the Memphis Light
Plant as a technician. She also worked
as a dispatcher for the police department and was a caregiver at the Scotland
County Care Center.
her spare time, she loved to paint ceramics, fish and cook. There was never a pot too big for Roberta
when she cooked. Most of all, she
enjoyed being with her grandchildren.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend who will be sadly
was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Jim Peterson; a nephew, Kyle
Peterson; and a half sister, Carolyn Meek.
is survived by: her children, Tina and husband John Riesinger of Lebanon, Cindy
and husband Tim Compton of Sunrise Beach, and Ginger Mathes of Camdenton, MO; a
sister, Judy and husband Bob Franklin of Gorin; brothers, David and wife Jackie
Peterson of Memphis and Albert and wife Judy Peterson of Gorin; grandchildren,
Kable Mathes and Kylee Compton of Sunrise Beach and Murphy Ward of Camdenton;
and many nieces and nephews.
services were held on Friday, September 4, at the Gerth Funeral Chapel in
Memphis with Jim Campbell, pastor of the Kahoka Christian Church, officiating. Jim Vice, Sam Vice, Josh Vice, Doug Mathes,
Woody Wiley, Mounty Mathes and Donnie Gibson served as pallbearers. Frank Reed, Otho Harbur, Dennis Howard,
Darrell Howard and Kevin Eggleston were chosen as honorary pallbearers. Kathy Campbell provided musical
accompaniment and Becky Zahn sang “Amazing Grace.” Burial was in the Gorin Cemetery.
are suggested to the family and may be left at or mailed to the Gerth Funeral
Service, 115 S. Main St., Memphis, MO 63555.
condolences may be sent to the family of Roberta Mathes via email at [email protected]
were under the direction of Gerth Funeral Service from their Memphis chapel.