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Hazel Mathews

Hazel Mathews, daughter of Lon & Ethel (Wiles) Karber, was born December 3, 1915 in Greene County, Iowa.
Hazel graduated from Jefferson High School. On November 3, 1934, she married Wilford D. (Bud) Mathews in Maryville, Missouri. They farmed in Greene County, Guthrie County, and Polk County before moving to a farm south of Mount Ayr in Ringgold County. They would eventually move into Mount Ayr and operated a meat locker. They moved to Leon, Iowa and Hazel worked in a clothing factory. At that time, Bud was operating the bowling alley in Mount Ayr and they returned to Mount Ayr in 1994. After Bud's death on July 13, 2002, Hazel moved to West Des Moines, Iowa.
Hazel enjoyed golfing and dancing and loved to play cards. She was a past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star. While in Mount Ayr, she belonged to the First Christian Church and is now a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in West Des Moines.
Hazel passed away at the home that she shared with her daughter in West Des Moines on August 7, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son Wilford Dale Mathews, Jr.; son-in-law Joseph Dennis McKinney; and her sister LaVerne Johnson.
Survivors include her daughters Velma Andreasen & husband Gerald of West Des Moines, Iowa and Sandra Kilkenny & husband Tom of Creston, Iowa; 16 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, 12+ great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
A memorial fund has been established for Iowa Home Care and St. Mark Lutheran Church.

  • Open Viewing

    August 09, 2012
    4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    St. Mark Lutheran Church

    1115 Grand Ave
    West Des Moines, IA

  • Family Will Be Present

    August 09, 2012
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    St. Mark Lutheran Church

    1115 Grand Ave
    West Des Moines, IA

  • Funeral Service

    August 10, 2012
    10:00 AM

    St. Mark Lutheran Church

    1115 Grand Ave
    West Des Moines, IA

  • Burial

    Friday August 10 2012

    Rose Hill Cemetery

    Hwy 2 & 169
    Mount Ayr, IA


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Guestbook

So sorry to see this today. Lots of fun times at the bowling alley and bowling tournaments. My thoughts are with all of you.

Posted by Jackie (cavender) Reichter - Woodward, IA - friend   August 15, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I remember your mom very well. She was always so happy, and usually had a dog on a lease if she was outside. She''s a little younger than my mother who passed away 35 years ago when me youngest son was born. Her obituary shows a big family, and I''m sure she enjoyed everyone. You have my deepest sympathy. Linda Barber

Posted by Linda Barber - Benton, IA - Friend   August 09, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sandy,
I was so sorry to hear of your mother''s passing.
I will always remember your parents and how nice they were.
I loved getting ice cream from the locker they ran on the square.
I know you will miss her as I do my mom.
My prayers are with you and your family.
Kathi

Posted by Kathi Larson Blunck - Mount Ayr, IA - classmate   August 09, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

WE WILL MISS YOU GRANDMA, DAD AND VELMA OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME SHE WAS A VERY GREAT LADY. DAD I AM VERY PROUD OF YOU, YOU DID A WONDERFUL JOB TAKING CARE OF GRANDMA

LOVE YOU GUYS,
MIKE, KIM AND FAMILY

Posted by Michael Andreasen - Tabor, IA   August 08, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM