Carol J. Matheis, 79, Jasper

Carol MatheisCarol J. Matheis, 79, of Jasper died Saturday (August 3) at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. She was born February 22, 1934, in Jasper to Theodore and Theresa (Arehart) Ernst. She married Robert E. Matheis April 19, 1956, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper. He preceded her in death on February 27, 2007.

Carol was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church and the Memorial Hospital Auxillary. She worked for over 25 years as a secretary at Krapf-Bartley Insurance Agency, and then worked for many years as a secretary at the First Presbyterian Church in Jasper. She was also a volunteer at  Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed playing cards and spending time with family and friends. She was also a sports enthusiast and enjoyed attending many sporting events.

Surviving are three daughters, Cheryl Knies, Gail Neuhoff and husband Kurt, and Kim Fritch and husband Andy, all of Jasper; seven grandchildren; and one brother, Levanis Ernst and wife Barbara, Jasper.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Delores Flannagan.

Funeral services at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Precious Blood Catholic Church with entombment following in the Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to the 1 p.m. service time at the church Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to Precious Blood Catholic Church or to the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center. Online condolences can be made at

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