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Obituary: Roger Lee Mathis, Columbus

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Roger Lee Mathis, 68, of California St., died at 12 p.m. Friday, August 8, 2014, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

He was born October 13, 1945, in Heltonsville, Indiana, the son of Donald and Bertha Elkins Mathis. He married JoAnn Farrell. He then married Norma Jean Beaman.

Roger loved his family and enjoyed being a caregiver for many people in his life. He worked at the Holiday Inn and the Commons for many years.Roger enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding his bicycle.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, August 11, 2014 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Clifty with Pastor Douglas Bauman officiating.

Visitation will be Sunday August 10, 2014, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Jewell–Rittman Family Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church Monday.

Burial will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery Clifty.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Survivors include his daughters, Tina Mathis of Hemet, California and Frankie (Allen) Smith of Columbus, Indiana; grandchildren, Kala, Zachary, Adam, Noah, Hanna, Sara, Emma, Taylor, and Andrew; and a sister, Betty Roll of Taylorsville, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Melinda; his wife Norma Jean Mathis, on February 2, 2002; parents, Donald and Bertha Elkins Mathis; a brother, Richard Mathis; and sisters, Suzie Mathis and Helen Hignite..

Services were entrusted to the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.

You are invited to view his video tribute after 3 p.m. Sunday, light a virtual candle, and send a message to the family via the internet.

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