In Loving Memory…

Doris Mathewson

Doris H. Mathewson, wife of Jim Mathewson, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Bothwell Regional Health Center.

She was born in Sedalia, the daughter of Carl Mattox and Nora Olive (Clark) Mattox.

On December 20, 1965, in Miami, OK, she was united in marriage to James L. Mathewson.

Mrs. Mathewson was a member of First Christian Church. She was involved in a prayer group for over 30 years. She enjoyed playing Bridge and Mahjong with friends over the years.

She served on the board for CASA for many years. She was a member of Sorosis and was past president. She was PTA president of Mark Twain School the year the tornado destroyed the school.

Over the years, she was the owner of LeRoy’s Steak House and Diet Center.

Her hobbies included watercolor painting, with which she won ribbons, and painting Christmas cards, which she did from 1994 to 2009. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her the greatest joy.

Surviving are her husband, Jim, of the home; four sons, Steve Hicks (Michele), of Sedalia, David Mathewson, of Springfield, Jamie Angel (Dr. Diane), of Grain Valley, and Chris Mathewson (Margo), of Lee’s Summit; a daughter, Carol Hicks Rugen, of Sedalia; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Lee Carter, of Sedalia; and a brother, Ret. Lt. Col. Dilbert Clark, of Winter Haven, FL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, William Homer Clark; a sister-in-law, Gloria Clark; and a daughter-in-law, Virginia (Jenny) Meyers Mathewson.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, at First Christian Church, with the Rev. Dr. Chad McMullin officiating.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Jim and Doris Mathewson Scholarship Fund at State Fair Community College.

Arrangements are under the direction of Heckart Funeral Home.


  1. john seifner :

    so very sorry about your loss she was a great lady my prayers and thoughts are with you

  2. Phyllis Domann :

    My sympathy and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Doris was a wonderful, caring, community involved person who will be missed by many. God be with all of the family.

  3. Deanna [Craig ) Gleason :

    Doris was a Beautiful Classic woman . She will be so missed . I loved to see her smile when I walked into the room . She was always so glad to see me and she let me know it. I know she is at peace now . God Bless you Doris . You touched a lot of lives including mine .

  4. Mary Williams :

    So sorry to hear this. We’ve been gone from Sedalia for many years but I will always remember Doris and her kind and loving ways. I loved her laughter her gentle smile and her wonderful spirit.

  5. so very sorry for your loss ,prayers to the family

  6. Harold and I loved Doris. My heartfelt sympathy.

  7. Little big horn girls :

    We are very sorry for your loss

  8. Debbie Hill :

    So sorry for the loss of your loved one. I know she will be missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Vicki Mc Cown Mewes :

    Special friend of our family for years, prayers for her family. Vicki Mc Cown Mewes

  10. E. C. and Anne Walker. :

    So sorry to hear about Doris’ passing. Our condolences to the Senator and all of her family.

  11. Rose Mcmullin :

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Jim and your family during this time

  12. Gracia Backer :


    Please accept our most sincere sympathies over the loss of Doris. She was always so kind to me, and we had great visits about the Diet Center, my alma mater! I know you will miss her greatly.

    Our love, Gracia and Mike Backer

  13. Dawn Landis :

    So sorry for your loss Senator Jim and Steve. Your families are in my thoughts and prayers. Dawn Landis (former secretary at Kempton and Russell).

  14. Jim Seigfreid :

    I am so sorry for your lost I know it will leave a big void in your life may God bless you and your family

  15. Carole (Kook) Lower :

    I am so saddened by this news of the loss of my dear friend Doris!! We have been friends for years and in a prayer group together. My heart goes out to Jim and all her family and friends. May you feel God’s peace and comfort at this sad time. Much love, Kook

  16. Scotty and Connie Newkirk :

    We are so sorry hear of your loss.

  17. Janice Gentile :

    Senator. So sorry for your loss. May Gods gentleness be with you & your family

  18. Betsy Chattin :

    So very sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  19. Tracy Hammond :

    Im so sorry for your loss. Doris was such a great lady.

  20. Jerry & Connie Rugen :

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort at this time.

  21. Mike and Rhonda Brown :

    Sending our prayers and sympathy to your family.

  22. Cindy Blatterman & girls :

    Jim and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you today during your difficult time. I will always remember you all letting us come pick plums from your trees in the front yard. Doris came out to give us drinks. Such a kind woman.

  23. Love and prayers for you Jim and family. I know you will miss her so much as we all will. What an amazing woman the world has lost.

  24. Charlie & Neet McCowen :

    So sorry Jim. Prayers for you & the family.

  25. Dean Dohrman :

    My condolences to all the family. Doris, and her smile. will be missed.

  26. Janice Bennett :

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family.

  27. Judy (Manford) Eveler :

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful wife. She was always so gracious and welcoming to Don and I. My heart breaks for you and your family.
    Judy (Manford) Eveler

  28. Jason & Shelly Kempton :

    Jim, so sorry about Doris passing. We were out of town and unable to attend the services. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  29. Jim….So sorry to hear of Doris’ passing. She was a beautiful and gracious lady. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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