Mathis, Velma R., 88, passed away to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 31, 2012. Velma and her twin sister, Vesta, were born on July 21, 1923 to Milton and Mabel Segar on their farm in Blairsburg, IA. She and her brothers and sisters attended Blairsburg schools. Velma married Paul E. Mathis in 1940. She attended Jr. College for secretarial training in Webster City and along with her husband, she graduated from Rio Grande Bible Institute in Edinburg, Texas in 1954. Velma enjoyed her part in her husband's ministry as a Baptist pastor's wife at Calvary Baptist Church in Webster City, Iowa and in S. Dakota, Nebraska and Texas. Upon returning to Webster City in 2004 they have been members of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Blairsburg. Condolences may be sent to her husband, Paul Mathis, at Southfield Wellness Community, 2416 S. Des Moines St., Webster City, IA 50595. Memorials may be sent to Rio Grande Bible Institute, 4300 S. U.S. Hwy. 281, Edinburg, TX 78539.