Bedford – W. Leon Mathews, 92, of Bedford, died at 12:12 pm on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Born November 26, 1925 in Buddha, he was the son of Delbert and Hazel (Greene) Mathews. He married Anna Mary Harris on January 7, 1947 and she survives. He retired as a Die Setter at Central Foundry. He was an eighty-year member of the White River Baptist Church, a fifty-five year member of the Medora Masonic Lodge #328 F & AM, and a sixty year member of the K.P. Lodge. He served several years on the Lawrence County 4-H Fair Board.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Mary, of Bedford; a daughter, Jane Bierbaum, and husband, Robert; a son, Bill L. Mathews and wife, Lisa; four grandsons, Dean Bierbaum and wife, Christy, and Mike Bierbaum and wife, Jen, Scott Mathews and wife, Ashley, and Jacob Mathews; three great grandsons; one great granddaughter; one great great grandson; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Chester, Clyde, and Vernon; two sisters, Helen Holt and Eileen Jenkins; a daughter, Jennifer Ann (in infancy).
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Wednesday, February 14th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Robert Bierbaum officiating. Burial will follow in the White River Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, February 13th at the Day & Carter Mortuary where a Masonic Service will be conducted at 7:30 pm. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.