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Kenton N. “Butch” Mathews

d. April 22, 2021


Kenton N. “Butch” Mathews 77 died Thursday April 22, 2021 at Newton Presbyterian Manor.  He was born November 15, 1943 in Newton, Kansas to Horace and Eleanor (Sattler) Mathews.

He was a member of the River lawn Christian Church in Valley Center. Kent retired as a supervisor for the United States Post Office in Newton.

He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and going on road trips with friends. He also enjoyed spending time flying remote control airplanes and fishing and hunting with his family.  Colorado camping trips with his kids as they grew up were especially fond memories.

He is survived by his sons: Darren and Selena Mathews and Alan and Kim Mathews; one daughter Kimberly and Dennis Schmidt. He is also survived by his former wife Jogene Mathews 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and many friends.

Kent is preceded in death by his parents and one sister Pamela Ingram.

The family would like to thank Good Shepherd Hospice and The Newton Presbyterian Manor for their exceptional care and concern of Kenton.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday April 26, 2021 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Josh Gores presiding. Visitation will be 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday April 25, 2021 at Petersen Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery Newton, Kansas.

Memorials contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s association in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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