Leota Mathis

Tuesday, September 3, 2002

KARNAK, Ill. -- Leota Johnson Mathis, 82, of Karnak died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky.

She was born Dec. 26, 1919, in Wilson, Ark., the daughter of Issac and Maude Annable Johnson. She married Jacob Mathis. He preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Karnak Pentecostal Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Betty Sue Collins of Tulsa, Okla., Nancy Heisner of Paducah; three sisters, Ruth Searight, Dorothy Wolfe and Alice Martin, all of Tulsa; a brother, Dee Ray Johnson of Anna, Ill.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by her parents, a son, a brother and a sister.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak with the Rev. Joey Hight officiating.

Burial will be at the Masonic Cemetery at Cypress, Ill.