Theresa “Leona” Mathias, 87, of Loogootee

Theresa “Leona” Mathias, 87, of Loogootee passed away on Saturday June 18, 2022, at Sycamore Care Strategies in Loogootee, IN.

She was born on September 14, 1934, in Dubois County, Indiana to Louis and Beulah (Craney) Colvin.

Leona was a member of the St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Montgomery. She graduated from Montgomery High School. Leona married Donald O. Mathias on July 4, 1956. She was a local business owner alongside her husband Don owning and operating Abner Hotel and co-owner of Mathias Tavern both in Loogootee, IN. Leona worked for over 35 years at REMC before retiring in 1988. She loved to play cards, and fishing in her youth. Leona loved music, especially Bluegrass and country music and was known to get up and dance. She prayed often and was a supporter of EWTN, and Mother Angelica.

She is preceded in death by her husband Donald Mathias who passed away on September 27, 2013, her parents, Louis and Beulah Colvin, and 4 brothers.

She is survived by her niece Sheila Hudson, and nephew George Mathias, who were her care givers, among many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Sudhakar Bhastati at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Montgomery. Burial will follow in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 22, 2022, from 9:00 A.M until the time of service at 11:00 A.M at St. Peter Catholic Church in Montgomery, IN.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Church in memory of Don and Leona.

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Arrangements provided by Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee, IN.