Ann R. Mathis, age 53, of Anchorage, Alaska, passed away Friday, September 7, 2012 after a hard fought battle with cancer. Ann was born on October 24, 1958 to CW4 Richard and Marvel Harrington at Vandenberg AFB, California. Ann graduated from University High in Warrensburg, Missouri in 1976 and then went on to earn a Bachelors’ degree in Criminal Justice from Central Missouri State University. She married William (Bill) Mathis, of Goshen Indiana, in Warrensburg, MO in Aug 1986.
Ann had worked in management at the Car Care Center for Army/Air Force Exchange Service on Ft. Richardson, Alaska when they returned to the state in 2005 after her husband’s 20 year military career.
Ann is survived by her husband Bill Mathis of Anchorage; son Ben Kruger of Mayfield KY; daughter Mary Cramb of San Diego, CA and son Trevor Mathis of Maumelle, AR; 4 grandchildren Levi, Zack, Keira, and Ronan; sister Mary Wishon of Denison, IA and her two cats, Maxine and Mutant. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Marvel Harrington and an older brother, Paul Harrington.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM Friday, September 14, 2012 at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline. Burial will be in Locke Cemetery, rural Marceline. Visitation will be held Friday from 1:30 PM until time of services.