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Obituaries

Obituaries

Robert J. "Bob" Mathews 1930 - 2007 Lawrence

Mass of Christian burial for Robert J. "Bob" Mathews, 76, Lawrence, will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Mathews died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.He was born Dec. 24, 1930, in Chicago, the son of Barney and Martha Mathews. He moved from Chicago to Lawrence 10 years ago.Mr. Mathews retired as a printer from American Typesetting Company in downtown Chicago after 30 years of service.He married Alvina Ganz on Oct. 20, 1951, in Chicago. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two daughters, Laura Heitshusen and husband John, Lawrence, and Mary Beth Patterson and husband Brad, Overland Park; a son, Robert, Verona, Wis.; a brother; Richard, Chicago; a sister, Dorothy Mason, St. John, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Holly, Todd, Scott, Lauren, Kyle, Megan, Michael and Mark; and a great-granddaughter, Ava.The family suggests memorials to the Autism Society of Greater Madison or Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association, Bob Billings Cardiac Unit, sent in care of the mortuary.A private family rosary will be recited prior to a visitation. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Mathews.