Wayne I. Mathes
Wayne Irvin Mathes, 83, Corydon, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon.
A native of Harrison County, born May 17, 1921, he was the son of the late James Floyd and Blanch Fawver Mathes.
He retired from Harrison-Floyd Farm Bureau, where he worked for 40 years, and was a member of Harrison County Farm Bureau, Royal Arch and Old Capitol United Methodist Church.
He was a lifetime member of American Legion and VFW Masonic Pisgah Lodge 32 F&AM in Corydon, and a 58-year member of Knights of Pythias Lodge in Corydon.
He was a 4-H leader for more than 20 years, and an Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Army Signal Corps, and served in Europe and North Africa.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Cecile Mathes Sauerheber and Mildred Elizabeth Mathes.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, the former Betty Lee Harbaugh; three sons, James Asa Mathes of New Albany, and Joseph Wayne and Edward Lee Mathes, both of Corydon; three daughters, Mary Jean Mathes of Corydon, Jane Ann Mathes of New Albany and Ruth Elizabeth Mathes Schwartz of Georgetown; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Masonic service: Monday, Aug. 23, at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon.
Funeral: Tuesday, Aug. 24, at Old Capitol UMC with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery near Corydon.
Officiants: The Revs. Douglas Finney and Ron Russell.
Pallbearers: Danny, Jamie and Kalon Mathes, Jerry Hunley, Scott McCutcheon and Doug Henricksen.
The family suggests memorial gifts to his church.