Ruth Leona Mathews

Ruth Leona Mathews, longtime Picher, OK resident passed from this life Monday, August 29, 2022 at her home in Tulsa, OK. She was 98.

Ruth was born November 14,1923 in Pleasanton, KS to Mert Leroy and Ava Lenora (Ward) Post. She had lived in Colony, KS, Richmond, KS and Mound City, KS before moving to Picher, OK where she made her home for many years before moving to Tulsa, OK.

Ruth was co-owner with her husband of Tri-State Tribune in Picher, OK for many years where she also was a news reporter and bookkeeper. She had been a member of First Baptist Church in Picher since 1951 and was involved with the Women’s Missionary Union.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, C. Allan Mathews, her parents, 2 brothers, Charles Howard Post and Hal Ward Post and 1 sister, Merle Darlene Post.

Ruth is survived by her children, Clark Allan Mathews and his wife Shari of Owasso, OK, William Douglas Mathews and his wife Pat of Brentwood, TN, Kathy Lee Beard of Broken Arrow, OK and Charles Scott Mathews and his wife Carol of Tulsa, OK, 1 brother, John Post of Afton, OK, 1 sister, JoAnn Pendley of Culpeper, VA, 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 14, 2022 in celebration of Ruth’s life at Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Miami, OK. Services have been placed in the care of Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, OK. Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com.

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