Marion Matthes (Veteran)

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Mr. Marion L. "Mouse" Matthes, age 84 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Saturday, December 11, 2010, at the Golden Living Center. Mouse was born May 29, 1926, in Belton, Mo., the son of Bert A. and Lillian Groh Matthes. He was married on June 5, 1955, in DeSoto, Kan., to Elaine Triebel. A lifelong resident of the Jefferson City area, Mouse graduated from Jefferson City High School. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the South Pacific. Mouse was the distributor for the Kansas City Star for many years until his retirement in 1998. He was a noted fast pitch softball pitcher, manager, and sponsor. Mouse's animated career extended from 1947 until 1975 in Jefferson City, and appeared in 24 state, nine regional, and five national tournaments. His overall record as a pitcher included 34 no hitters and five perfect games. He was known for his humorous antics and love of the game. Mouse was a member and past president of the Evening Lions Club; a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Roy Sone Post 1003; a member of the American Legion, Roscoe Enloe Post 5; and a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie 2693. Mouse was an expert fisherman and quail hunter who enjoyed entertaining family and friends while hunting and fishing. Survivors include: his wife, Elaine Matthes Herring; one daughter, Sheila Ingala and her husband Steve of Olathe, Kan.; and three grandchildren, Luke Ingala, Nick Ingala, and Blake Ingala. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Dorothy Talaga. A private family service will be conducted. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Assn. or the American Diabetes Assn. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.

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