Maria Elizabeth Mathis, 80, of Walnut Ridge, passed away Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

Maria Elizabeth Mathis, 80, of Walnut Ridge, passed away Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

She was born Nov. 8, 1937 to Freidrich and Maria Hasenfratz in Kubelberg Rheinlanol-Pfalz,  West Germany.  She was active in the church, the Extension Homemakers Club and charities. She also enjoyed cooking, and bird watching.

She leaves three sons, Mike Mathis and Steven Mathis, both of Jonesboro, and Glen Mathis of Huntsville, Alabama; two daughters, Belinda Bryant of Sheridan and Karen King of Pea Ridge; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded by her husband, James Mathis and a brother, Freidrich Hasenfriatz.

The family has requested a private disposition under the direction of Faith Funeral Service, Manila, Arkansas.

The guest registry is at:  www.faithfuneralservice.net.