Services were held Friday, Dec. 28, at Reiff Funeral Home and Crematory in Independence,Mo., with inurnment later at Fiontana Park Cemetery in Hazelton, Iowa.
Mathis was born Sept. 21, 1938, in Cherokee, son of Paul and Helen Bergert Mathis.
He married Roberta K. Althaus on Sept. 25, 1971, in Chicago.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 2005 and by his father in 1999.
He is survived by four daughters -- Beth Bresson of Independence,Mo., Teresa Narland of Independence,Mo., Deborah Mathis of Hickory, N.C., Sheri Hudson of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; a son, Michael Mathis of Wisconsin; his mother Helen Mathis of Cherokee and a brother Roger and his wife Joan.