Edith Belle Mathers, 87, of Cambridge, passed away Tuesday (Oct. 27, 2009) at the Riverside Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Newcomerstown.

She was born Aug. 11, 1922, in Kimbolton, the daughter of the late John A. Davis and Ora Belle (Durben) Davis.

She married Paul Edwin Mathers on Oct. 22, 1942.

Mrs. Mathers was a homemaker. She had attended the Plainfield High School.

She was a member of the Mt. Hermon United Presbyterian Church.

She cherished spending time with her grandchildren in Newcomerstown, where she was cared for by her daughter for the past 10 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Edwin Mathers, who passed away Jan. 19, 2001; a daughter, Shirley Ann Mathers; a sister, Betty Jane Pontius; and a sister-in-law, Mary Davis.

She is survived by a son, James E. (Diane) Mathers of Rochester, N.Y.; a daughter, Jean C. (David) Casteel of Newcomerstown; a brother, Willard L. Davis of Kimbolton; three grandchildren, Todd R. (Brooke) Mathers of Cambridge, Jennifer (Bob) Moffett of Newcomerstown and David (Jodie) Casteel II of Newcomerstown; and nine great-grandchildren, Christopher Barnett, Kayla Moffett, Haley Moffett, Emily Moffett, Keegan Mathers, Marley Mathers, Emma Clark, Mattie Clark and Carter Casteel.

Funeral services were Oct. 30, 2009, at the Thorn-Black Funeral Home, Cambridge.

Burial was in Northwood Cemetery, Cambridge.

Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.thorn-blackfuneralhomes.com