Kenneth W. Mathes

June 05, 2023

Kenneth W. Mathes was born Sept. 28, 1936 in Comanche to John M. and Molly Cleo Mathes. He passed this life on May 24, 2023, at the age of 86 years old.

Kenneth graduated from Comanche High School in 1956, then married Linda G. Coffman on June 29, 1957. They made their home in Duncan for 10.5 years before moving to Ardmore. He was a member of the Oklahoma National Guard in the 1950’s and 1960’s, having left the Guard at the rank of Sgt. First Class. He spent his working career in the retail lumber business, retiring in 2005 after 35 years, with the last 26 years in management.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, John and Cleo Mathes, and his brother, Joe Mathes, all of Comanche. He is survived by his wife, Linda of Ardmore; one sister, Christine Wampler, of Duncan; his only son, Randy Mathes and his wife, Lisa, and three grandsons, Jacob Mathes, Josh Mathes and granddaughter Sawyer, and Jerry Mathes, all of Oklahoma City.

A private graveside memorial service was conducted for the family. Kenneth was laid to rest at Rose Hill Cemetery, Ardmore.