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Antonina L. (Zito) Mathis

May 10, 1929 ~ May 31, 2021 (age 92)


MATHIS, Antonina "Lena"
of Portage

Passed away Monday evening, May 31, 2021. Lena was born May 10, 1929 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Tom and Mary (Ruvoli) Zito. She was a member of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church where she was very active in numerous church activities. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends. On October 4, 1947 she was united in marriage to her loving husband, Robert Mathis, who preceded her in death on July 29, 1986. She was also preceded in death by 4 brothers and 4 sisters. Lena is survived by her daughters, Linda (Scott) Riggs, Lori (Mark) Beyer; grandchildren, Amber, Allison, Kaitlynn, MaryAnn and Megan; great-grandchildren, Gracie, Colin, Leni, Jamin, Jackson, Ryder, Quinten, Carson, Ethan and Jordan; a sister-in-law, Doris Zito; and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 10:00am Saturday, June 5 at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park, 3941 S. Westnedge followed by a memorial service at 11:00am at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2381 Romence Road in Portage. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan or the SPCA. To view Lena's personalized webpage, please visit


Graveside Service
June 5, 2021

10:00 AM
Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park South
3941 South Westnedge Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Memorial Service
June 5, 2021

11:00 AM
St. James Evangelical Lutheran
2381 Romence Rd.
Portage, MI 49024


Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan
7100 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo MI 49009
Tel: 2693450273

SPCA of Southwest Michigan
6955 West KL Avenue, Kalamazoo MI 49009
Tel: 2693441474

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