Gloria J. Mathias

Moro | Monday, January 23 2012

Gloria J. Mathias, 79, passed away at 7:25 am Monday, January 23, 2012 at her home under the care of TIP Hospice. 


She was born May 13, 1932 in Princeton, IL, the daughter of James and Freida (Osborne) Cassidy. 

She married Donald Mathias on July 4, 1954 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Princeton, Illinois by Rev. Ervin Beaver.  He survives. 

Gloria was a preschool teacher at Zion Lutheran and various other schools.  She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Bethalto where she was active with the preschool and a Stephen Minister.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Timothy Mathias of Glen Carbon; a daughter, Kelli Mathias of East Alton; one grandson, Tim Mathias of Glen Carbon and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Mary Mathias and a sister, Julie Marcum.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto, IL.

Funeral services will be at 10 am Thursday, January 26, 2012 at Zion Lutheran Church in Bethalto with Pastor Mark Hofferber officiating.

Burial will be at Mound Cemetery in Pana, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Preschool, Bethalto, IL.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

Print Version

Subscribe for FREE today.
Get breaking news, sports, obits, shop local deals, weather forecasts, classifieds, video and more delivered directly to your email inbox.

We want to hear from you. Provide your thoughts and comments below.

Follow Us