Ann Mathis, nee Bischof, 92, of Belleville, IL, born March 24, 1920, in Pinckneyville, IL, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.
Mrs. Mathis had worked as a medical technologist. She was a member of the American Society of Medical Technologists and the American Association of Blood Banks. A graduate of St. Louis University, she did post-graduate work in medical technology at the University of Alabama. Ann was a member of the American Association of University Women, Business and Professional Women, the Pinckneyville Women’s Club, and the Wednesday Club, and she served as a volunteer at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alphonse “Bud” and Marian, nee Kosmatka, Bischof; and by her former husband, John A. Mathis, M.D.
Surviving are two sons and a daughter, Patrick B. (Rosanne) Mathis of Belleville, IL,
Timothy A. (Connie) Mathis, M.D. of Pinckneyville, IL,
and Theresa Ann (Mark) Eversgerd of Telford, TN;
seven grandchildren, Daniel P. Mathis, Adrienne C. Mathis,
Sarah H. (Daniel ) Valter, Mason W. Mathis,
Marian E. (Nathan) Green, Emily Eversgerd, and Benjamin Eversgerd;
five great-grandchildren, Sebestyen W. Valter,
and Dominic, Caden, Silas, and Sage Green;
her brother, Richard (Mary Louise) Bischof of Zelwood, FL;
and three nephews, Richard, John Thomas, and Michael Bischof, and their families.
Memorials may be made to Fontbonne University in St. Louis, MO. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 30, 2012, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 30, 2012, at Blessed Sacrament Church with Father Clyde Grogan and Father Matthew Elie concelebrating.
Friends who are unable to attend the services at church are invited to attend the burial at 3:30 p.m. Monday at St. Bruno Cemetery, Pinckneyville, IL.
Pat and Tim-sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Needless to say they were truly part of my life being from Pinckneyville. Santa Claus, my dad, use to always come see you. I am so sorry for your loss. Your parents were very special
Ted Knapp, Mount Vernon, Illinois, 62864
Tim and family, We are so sorry to hear of Ann's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Raymond, Dee Dee and Brad
Raymond and Dee Dee Baudison, Pinckneyville , IL , 62274
I will truly miss Ann with all my heart. She was an amazing lady. She was my dear friend and I loved her so. She was always so kind to me and always had a smile for me.
I was one of the privileged to be able to sit with Ann for the last 4 years. It has been very rewarding to know her and her.
To Pat and Tim you sure had a wonderful mom. And I saw such dedication from you. And I want to sincerely thank you for allowing me to work for her. I gained a lot from our relationship. And I believe I am a better person for it.
Rest in peace Ann, and enjoy heaven.
Eric and Monica Ordoukhanian, BELLEVILLE, Illinois, 62220
Dear Pat, We were sorry to read about your Mother in the papper. You have our deepest sympathies. Malcolm, Margaret, & Bryan Katt
Malcolm Katt Family, Belleville, IL., ^2223
Finally at peace--to sleep--until the final trump is sounded--our thoughts are with Tim and siblings--healing tears now--then heart ease
running out of cousins, I am--such is life
Ruth & Wilf Werger, Wildwood, Alberta, T0E 2M0
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest in Peace Miss Ann. / Mark Jankowski & Family
Mark Jankowski, Sant Louis, Missouri, 63116
It was a real treat the last time I saw your mother. We had time for a little chat and it was truely special. She will be missed. I share your sadness. Anne Cawvey West
Anne Cawvey West, Des Moines, Iowa, 50324
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
Carole Etta Black, Du Quoin, Illinois, 62832
My deepest sorrow to the family for a life that ended too soon, during Bible times the Shunammite woman leaped for joy when her loved one was resurrected to life again on earth -2Kings 4:32-37, and when Lazarus was resurrected, no doubt his sisters Mary and Martha leaped for joy – John 11: 43, 44. We too, will soon leap for joy when we are reunited with our loved ones on a paradise earth with the prospect of eternal life and no resident will say: I am sick –John 5:27-29; Psalms 37:11 29; Isaiah 33:24; Revelation 21:3, 4.
Cassie, , ,
To the family of Ann: I just learned of your mother's passing in the SLU alumni newa and from a mutual friend,Rose Schmidt and I am so sorry for your loss. We were both graduates of SLU but first met in Grand Junction when she and I both worked at St. Marys and the VA Hospitals and we became life long friends. Surely she is at home with our Heavenly Father. My prayers for you.
shirley (myers) Jorgensen, Aurora, CO, 80013