Lester Matthews Sr.

Lester Leroy Matthews Sr., 81, rural Perry, died Aug. 22, 2012, at his home.He was born Dec. 24, 1930, at Carlton, the son of John and Clara Falen Matthews. He had lived in rural Perry for many years.

Mr. Matthews worked for the Kansas Gas Service Co. in Topeka for 42 years, retiring in 1993.

He married Dora Margaret Bailey March 16, 1951, at Topeka. she survives at the home.

He is also survived by three sons, Lester L. Matthews Jr., David Matthews and Tim Matthews, all of Perry; one daughter, Cindy Robertson, Denver; two sisters, Edna Schultz, Herington, and Laura Greenfield, Overbrook; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Henson, and a grandson, Scott Henson.

Cremation is planned. Barnett Family Funeral Home of Oskaloosa is assisting the family with care services.

The family requests memorials to the Lester L. Matthews Sr. Memorial Fund and sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 602, Oskaloosa 66066.

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