Adeline V. Mathies, 92, DuboisMarch 18, 2019
Adeline V. Mathies, 92, of Dubois, passed away at 5:15 a.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper.
Adeline was born in Dubois on June 13, 1926, to Henry and Theresia (Mathias) Reker. Her first marriage was to Emil S. Kempf on August 10, 1948, in St. Celestine Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on March 21, 1955. She then married Elmer M. Mathies on December 28, 1963, and he preceded her in death on January 22, 2005.
Adeline was a homemaker and member of St. Isidore Parish-St. Raphael’s Campus. She taught religion at St. Raphael’s for many years, worked in the chicken houses in Dubois, and she also babysat.
She enjoyed playing cards and bingo, quilting, setting on her swing outside, and visiting and talking with family and friends.
Surviving are two daughters, Paulette (Bruce) Schilling, Jasper, and, Sharon Hoffman, French Lick; three sons, Donald S. Kempf, Michael Mathies and Paul Mathies, all of Dubois; three grandchildren, Joshua Kempf, Elizabeth Barretto and Keyton Hoffman; one stepgranddaughter, Shalay Lampert; five great-grandchildren, Jalen Richards, Madeline, Lillian and Colten Kempf, and Keola Barretto.
Preceding her in death besides her husband are one daughter Rosemary Kempf, who died in infancy; one son-in-law, Kurt Hoffman; four sisters, Clarissa Wilson, Emma Reker, Esther Schroering, Hilda Nordhoff; and four brothers, Carl, Bill, Alois and Joe Reker.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Adeline V. Mathies will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Dubois, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
A visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Isidore Parish or to a favorite charity.
Condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.
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