Ruth Mathis

Wednesday, February 2, 2005

VILLA RIDGE, Ill. -- Ruth Mathis, 65, of Villa Ridge died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at Diehlstadt, Mo.

She was born Oct. 7, 1939, in Graves County, Ky., daughter of James and Opal Rushing.

Mathis was a retired cook and member of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Survivors include a sister, LaVerne Johnson of Mound City, Ill.; and nieces and nephews she raised, April Tribout of Vienna, Ill., Roger Tribout of Anna and Kenny Tribout of Diehlstadt.

She was preceded in death by a sister.

There is no visitation or funeral. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Barkett Funeral Home in Mound City is in charge of arrangements.