June 17, 1919 – September 14, 2014
Mathis, Paul Edmond, 95, went home to be with his Heavenly Father, September 14, 2014 at Larksfield Place in Wichita, KS. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the Foster Funeral and Cremation Center with Rev. Chuck Decleene officiating. Burial will follow at Cass Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
Paul was born in St. Die’, France on June 17, 1919 and came to the United States in 1921. His parents, Alphonse and Marguerite Poirel Mathis, were farmers in Blairsburg and Paul attended school there. He married Velma R. Segar in 1940. They did some farming and then Paul and Velma developed an auto repair business in Webster City. After his spiritual conversion, Paul attended Rio Grande Bible Institute in Texas and was ordained a Baptist minister in 1959. He pastored churches in South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Texas. He and his wife retired to Webster City, IA and Wichita, KS.
Paul is survived by his daughter, Pauline (Ralph) Bubeck of Wichita, KS; son, Ronald (Jean) Mathis of Ankeny, IA and Mission, TX; five grandchildren, Craig (Kathleen) Bubeck, Brian (Phyllis) Bubeck, Sheryl (Keith) Lathrom, Jodell (Matthew) Anderson, Kendra (John) Jurgenson; two step-grandchildren, Kimberly (Larry) Stombaugh and Thomas Smith; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Marcelle G. (Gilbert Sr.) Butler of Sheldon, IA; and nephew, Gilbert Jr. ( Donna) Butler of Sheldon, IA.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Velma and his grandson, Ryan Joel Mathis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Rio Grande Bible Institute, 4300 S. US Hwy 281, Edinburg, Texas, 78539.
Write a personal tribute for the Mathis family at www.fosterfuneralandcremation.com.Information provided by: Foster Funeral Home 800 Wilson Ave.
Webster City, IA 50595