Funeral services for Brenda F. Mathews, 74, Lecompton, will be 10 am Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at Lecompton United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.
She died Monday at her home, surrounded by her family.
Brenda was born November 15, 1940, in Pontotoc, Mississippi, the daughter of George and Earlene Morgan Harrelson. She grew up in Arkansas. Her teen years were spent in St. Louis, MO, she and her family moved to Lawrence in 1967.
She married Larry L. Mathews on June 1, 1973, in Perry, KS. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, John A. Mathews, Lecompton, Jeffery L. Mathews, Perry; two daughters, Beth Mathews, Perry, Chris Nichols, Eudora; stepmother, Ophelia Harrelson, Guntown, MS; three brothers, Allen (Buddy) Harrelson, Topeka, Anthony Harrelson, Saltillo, MS, Marty Harrelson, Madison, MS, three sisters Beverly Jung, Cape Girardeau, MO, Christy Taylor, Friendswood, TX, Jane Barnabo, Alvin TX; and four grandchildren.
Brenda is preceded in death by her father George and birth mother Earlene Graves.
Friends may call from noon to 8 pm Sunday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 3-4 pm.
The family suggests memorial contributions made to Kansas Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St. Lawrence, KS 66044.
Messages & Condolences
Larry, I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you and your family comfort and peace at this time. You are in my prayers. Debbie
I’m am so sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. She will be greatly missed. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
My heartfelt condolences to the family. May you find comfort in your many memories and in the loving support of God and family.
2 Corinthians 1:3,4.
Larry & family,
We are so sorry for your loss.we will keep you in our prayers in your time of sorrow.
Larry, I am saddened to hear about Brenda. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. I enjoyed working with you and Brenda and becoming friends. Take care and know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Larry, and all your family at this time in your lives. If you need anything, anything at all you know where we are. Love to you all.
Larry, myself and my husband Russell send our heartfelt condolences. I worked with Brenda at BF Goodrich and became very good friends. In 1969 Brenda stood up for Russell and I in our wedding. Marilyn Wiggins
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