Joann Mathews, age 46, from Galena, Kan., passed away suddenly Sunday, July 13, 2008.

Joann was born June 14, 1962, in Baxter Springs, Kan.

She worked many years in management and manufacturing.

Joann married Mitchell A. Mathews on Aug. 8, 1983. They raised two wonderful children, Terry Jo Busby, 29, and Dustin L. Busby, 27. Joann's greatest passion was her family and her little “sugar baby,” Kirstyn Busby, her 2-year-old granddaughter who she watched during the week while Dustin and his wife, Ashley Busby, worked.

Survivors are her husband, Mitchell A. Mathews; sons, Terry Jo Busby and Dustin L. Busby; daughter-in-law, Ashley M. Busby; granddaughter, Kirstyn M. Busby; mother, Shirley King; father, Joe King; brothers, Joey King, Charles King, Wesley King, Bill King, Radgie King, Rusty King and Dean King; sisters, Debbie King and Patty King; mother-in-law, Louise Johnston; brother and sister-in-laws, Bus Mathews, Joyce Barton, Joe Mathews, Rick Mathews and Donna Lamb, and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Graveside services will be Friday, July 18, 2008, at 10 a.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery, northwest of Treece, Kan. The Rev. Res Woodcock will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Radgie King, Ray Dean King, Jimmy Burkybile and Sidney Mathews.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Services are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Picher.

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