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James A. Mathers

July 12, 1932 — March 2, 2017

James A. Mathers, 84, of French Lick, Indiana, entered into eternal rest on March 2nd , 2017 at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick, Indiana.

He was born in Crawford County, Indiana on July 12th, 1932 to Jesse F. Mathers and Nella (Gott) Mathers.

Surviving is his wife Elizabeth (Lib) Ann Hollan Mathers. They were married on June 28th of 1986. Also surviving is the mother of his children, Lucinda Boyer Taber, they were married on June 16th, 1957.

He was preceded in death by his parents and (3) Sisters – Lelah Watson, Mina Mae Sandmann and Dorothy Atkins.

James retired from Jasper Corporation, a Division of Kimball International, where he was a tool grinder for 31 years. He also owned Springs Valley Wood Products in French Lick.

He graduated from French Lick High School Class of 1952. After high school, James joined the United States Army Corps of Engineers and served his country during the Korean War.

James is survived by:

(2) Sons (Twins) Paul Mathers (Rita) French Lick, Indiana
David Mathers (Margaret) Orleans, Indiana

(2) Daughters Rebecca “Becky” Hickman Jasper, Indiana
JoAn Matthew Campbellsburg, Indiana

(1) Sister Lois Moffatt (Raymond) Hillham, Indiana

(3) Step-Children Nancy East (Steve) Sharpsville, Indiana
Karen Pittman (Doug) Paoli, Indiana
Larry Hollan Paoli, Indiana

(11) Grandchildren Matt Mathers (April) French Lick, Indiana
Seth Mathers French Lick, Indiana
Tyler Matthew New Albany, Indiana
Sara Durbin (Philip) Paoli, Indiana
Victoria Hickman Jasper, Indiana
Ashlynn Matthew Campbellsburg, Indiana
Megan Mathers French Lick, Indiana
Alison Matthew Campbellsburg, Indiana
Vanessa Hickman Jasper, Indiana
Callie Mathers Orleans, Indiana
Lauren Mathers Orleans, Indiana

(3) Great-Grandchildren Nova and Kaylie Mathers French Lick, Indiana
Cohen Begle Jasper, Indiana

(6) Step-Grandchildren (9) Step-Great-Grandchildren

A Funeral Ceremony will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at the Red Quarry Christian Church in French Lick, Indiana. Burial will follow in Harned Chapel Cemetery in Bacon, Indiana.

Friends may call Friday, March 3rd, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:30 pm. at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel and on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Homes, 9640 W. State Road 56, French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website –
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Saturday, March 4, 2017

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