Verna Mae Mathenia, 89 of Staunton, died at Community Memorial Hospital, Staunton on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at 12:10 a.m. She was born on July 7, 1930, in Hurdland, MO to Lawrence Williams and Bertha (Todd) Williams.
She married Paul Newton Mathenia and was a homemaker. Verna was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Bethalto.
She is survived by her spouse; children, Gary (Rosi) Mathenia, Leslie (Judy) Mathenia, and Melvina (Wayne) Hernandez; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and brothers, Perry Williams, and Dennis Williams.
Verna was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Darrell Williams; and sisters, Laneta Williams, Margaret Williams, Diana Ayres, Della Wettstein and Wanda Lingenfelter.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Cornerstone Ministries, Benld at 1 pm. Memorials are suggested to Cornerstone Ministries. Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.