Anna Mae Mathies, 91, died Tuesday, July 14.
She was born Jan. 16, 1923 to Charles Lloyd Alkire and Sarah Ann Alkire of Oklahoma. Anna was the youngest of eight children. She was first married to Hubert Able who died as a POW during the Bataan Death March during World War II.
She later met and married Clark Mathies while working at Sharpe Army Depot. The couple had three children, Douglas, Dennis and Gloria Mathies. She spent most of her life on a 10-acre farm outside of Oakdale. She loved reading, writing and sewing.
Survivors include her children Douglas and Gloria; grandchildren, Jamie Jenness and Shaun Jenness. She was cared for by Shaun for the last five years of her life.
She was preceded in death by her husband Clark in 2010 and her son Dennis, who died in a car accident in 1975.
Graveside service was held at Burwood Cemetery.