The Ottumwa Courier

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July 17, 2014

Rowena Mathias

BIRMINGHAM — Rowena J. Mathias, 81, formerly of rural Birmingham, died at 7:35 a.m. July 17, 2014, at Parkview Care Center Hospice, Fairfield.

She was born Feb. 19, 1933, in rural Selma to Vern and Freda Brookes Lagle and married Junior F. Mathias Sept. 4, 1948, in Davenport. He died Sept. 7, 2008.

Rowena grew up in the Selma community and attended Selma High School. She and Junior lived and farmed many years in Lick Creek Township southwest of Birmingham, and she also worked as a cook at the Douds and Keosauqua centers of Van Buren Community School.

Surviving are a son, Richard Wayne Mathias (Gloria) of Birmingham; a daughter, Sheila Hamlet (Grant) of Salem, Missouri; two grandchildren, Mandy Humphrey (Clint) of Riverside and Patrick Moffett (Tania) of New London; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Larry Lagle (Shirley) of Eldon; a brother-in-law, Dale Downing of Kirksville, Missouri; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Sherry Jean Mathias; a grandson, Andrew Mathias; an infant granddaughter, Michelle Moffett; and a sister, Catherine Downing.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua; Rev. Jerry Caughron officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery north of Douds.

Visitation will open at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with family present from 6-7:30 p.m.

Gifts to a memorial to be designated later by the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 10719 Jasmine Ave., Birmingham, Iowa 52535.

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