Guy Mathis, 70

Guy Ronald Mathis, 70, Twelve Mile, passed away at 1:22 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 17, 1942 in Peru. He was the son of Betty Richardson and Guy Freeman Mathis. On Sept. 19, 1986 at the Foursquare Gospel Church in Peru. He was married to Bonnie Jean Biggs, and she survives.

He was retired from Chrysler, Kokomo.  For twelve years, he served with the Indiana National Guard.  He also had owned and operated Guy’s Archery Shop and the Hunter’s Den, both outside of Peru.  He was a graduate of Jefferson Township High School in 1960.  A proud Boy Scout, he had earned their highest rank of Eagle Scout.

In addition to his wife, Bonnie, Twelve Mile, he is survived by seven children, Anthony W Mathis, Florida; Robin Michelle Jeffs and husband Paul, Rochester; Rhonda Layton and husband Tommy, Metea; Guy Ronald Mathis, Jr. and wife Denise, Peru; Regina VanDaele and husband Ronald, Tennessee; Randi Jean York, Twelve Mile; and Jeremiah Mathis, Twelve Mile; fifteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gerald Mathis and wife Lois, Kokomo; John Berkenpile, Missouri; Rebecca Boyles and husband David, Tennessee; half brothers, Mark Richardson and wife Mardi, Georgia; and Clark Richardson and wife Debbie, Tennessee; and half sister, Marjorie Richardson, South Bend.  He is also survived by longtime friends, Max and Carole Waggoner, Akron.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two grandchildren, Alex VanDaele and Richard James Wright, and one half brother, Edward Richardson.

The family is planning a private memorial services. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to McClain Funeral Home, Denver.  The online guestbook can be signed at

Posted on 2013 May 29