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Floyd Lee Mathews
September 14, 1943 ~ November 17, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
Floyd Lee Mathews, 80, of Sterling, Kansas, passed away November 17, 2023, at the Sterling Village, Sterling. He was born September 14, 1943, in Sterling, the son of Bert and Nellie (Nickel) Mathews. Floyd was a lifelong Sterling resident. He graduated from Kansas Automotive Technical School with a degree in Master Diesel Overhaul. Floyd was a farmer and mechanic. He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, Sterling, Pretty Prairie Saddle Club, The Moose Lodge, State Fair Promenaders, Salt City Shakers, and the Sterling Saddle Club. Floyd enjoyed driving his #46 dirt track racing car, trail riding, driving wagons, square dancing, watching sports, and especially loved being with his mules, donkeys, and dog. On August 24, 1971, Floyd was united in marriage with Esther Martha Bailey in Lyons, Kansas. She preceded him in death on March 17, 2005. He is also preceded in death by his parents; two sons, James Rasnic, and Kenneth Rasnic; daughter, Kelly Youngblood; and brother, Leslie Mathews. Floyd is survived by his three sons, Phillip Mathews and wife Lorri of Raymond, KS, and Jeff Neill and wife Annabelle of Manhattan, KS, Chase Mathews of Palm Springs, FL; five daughters, Louise Hauschild and husband Rick of Sterling, KS, Doris Curran and husband Chuck of Grove, OK, Laura Miles of Topeka, KS, Maryoletta Osborn of Blackwell, OK, and Cindy Mathews Hamm of Dallas, TX; sister, Leota Bushell of Sterling, KS; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, December 2, 2023, at the United Methodist Church, Alden, with Pastor Rob Bolton officiating. Burial will follow at the Sterling Community Cemetery, Sterling. Visitation will be from 2:00 until 7:00 P.M., Friday, December 1, 2023, at Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling, with family present from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Memorials may be given to the Reins of Hope or the Sterling American Legion Post #128 in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling.