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Ruth A. Mather

March 18, 1956 — July 27, 2023

Obituary For Ruth A. Mather

Ruth A. Mather, 67, of Sedalia, MO, passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2023, at her home in Sedalia. She was born on March 18, 1956, in Sacramento, CA, the daughter of Walter John Wright, who preceded her in death, and Anna Marie (Hughes), who resides in Sedalia.

On March 13, 1995, in Honolulu, HI, she was united in marriage to Don S. Mather, who preceded her in death on August 13, 2009.

Ruth was a 1974 graduate of Smith-Cotton High School. After high school, Ruth served her country honorably in the United States Army from 1974 until 1976. She was a lifetime member of Sedalia VFW Auxiliary #2591. She graduated from the University of Maryland with BS and MBA degrees. She worked for the Defense Finance and Accounting Service from 1981 until 2011, when she retired as Deputy Director of the Finance Center in Indianapolis, IN. Throughout her career, she worked in Indiana, New York, and Hawaii. Ruth also worked in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Ruth enjoyed traveling the world with her husband. They traveled to Rome, Paris, Egypt, St. Petersburg, Russia, and many other destinations around the world. She loved listening to Neil Diamond songs and the 1960s soap opera "Dark Shadows." Ruth was a Companion of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood and a long-time member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her mother, Ruth is survived by a son, John Hamm (Sarah) of Sedalia; two sisters, Vickie Thate (Terry) of Kingsville, MO, Kathryn Wright of Sedalia; two brothers, Michael Wright (Laura) of Rogers, AR, and Thomas Wright (Kristie) of Van Buren, MO; three step-sons, Don Mather, Jr., Scott Mather (Sheri), and Shawn Mather all of Sedalia; three step-daughters, Georgia Carney of Noblesville, IN, Julie Harefeld (John) of Keytesville, MO, and Kristy Mather of Sedalia; 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; aunts; uncles; and numerous nieces; nephews, and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at the Sacred Heart Chapel of St. Vincent de Paul with Father Mark Miller officiating.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 1, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a recitation of the Rosary at 6:30 p.m. at Rea Funeral Chapel.

The burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia, MO.

Pallbearers will be John Hamm, Shawn Mather, Andrew Mather, and Avery Mather.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart School Foundation in the care of Rea Funeral Chapel.

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