Richard Mathews

Richard A. Mathews, 77, of rural Lewistown died at 7 a.m. July 3, 2014, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

He was born Jan. 3, 1937, in Galesburg, a son of John and Octavia Tomich Mathews.

He married Mary Jane Farwell on Oct. 16, 1960, in Summum. She survives.

Also surviving are four children, Jana Thomas of Peoria, Jo Ellen (and Ken) Luster of Bartonville, Doug Mathews of Chicago and David (and Mary) Mathews of Canton; one brother, Donald Mathews of Littleton, Colo.; one sister, Christine Childers of Golden, Colo.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death one brother, Louis Mathews.

He was a journeyman electrician, working through local #34.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

Services were held Sunday at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton.

Memorials may be made to Buckheart Rescue Squad.

Condolences may be sent to


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/9/2014


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