OBITUARY

Georgia Julia Matheakis

September 23, 1937April 26, 2021

Georgia Julia Mehess was born to George and Delila Mehess in Sioux City, Iowa, on September 23, 1937. She was the oldest of four children, raising her three younger brothers. John, Jim and Bill were a fun, loving, mischievous crew to say the least. The stories of their childhood were that of which movies were made. Luckily, Georgia was strong enough to handle anything the boys got into and handled it calmly like only a nurse or mother would. The common line around the house was, "Go get Georgia." She always knew what to do. Georgia left the family home to marry Gus Matheakis, her escape from taking care of her "Davy Crockett" brothers. Together they dedicated most of their life to St. John's Greek Orthodox Church. She belonged to the Daughters of Penelope, Philoptichos, she baked and cooked for decades of the Greek Festivals, church luncheons and other numerous duties. Up until a few weeks ago, Georgia was sending cards to parishioners on behalf of St. John's. Georgia never forgot a birthday or name day for her family and friends, and you knew a few days before to expect a card from her in the mail. Georgia worked for a temporary staffing company while volunteering at the church. Every company she worked for tried to hire her on permanently. She would have no part in this because she wanted to move on to learn new things and meet new people, making an impact wherever she was placed. Georgia never wanted the spotlight shown on her, but boy did she deserve it. Nebraska Cancer Specialists chose her as the face of the clinic on their TV commercials and Facebook page because of her willingness and courage to beat cancer. Naturally, the entire clinic fell in love with her. To know Georgia was to love Georgia. However, if she loved you, you were the lucky one. If she didn't like you, well that's a different story. She loved her family with all her heart and loved animals just as much. Georgia was known as the "animal whisperer." Many turned to her for advice with everyday life and how to care for their animals. Georgia's Godchildren were an important part of her life. If Georgia was your Godmother, you knew you were protected on this earth and she was always praying for you and loving you. She not only loved her Godchildren, but she also loved all of God's children. Numerous pictures show Georgia lovingly holding children with the most beautiful smile on her face. That made her the happiest. Georgia Matheakis was intelligent, kind, humble, stubborn, loving, and very, very strong. She was dearly loved by all and will be greatly missed. We will remember what she taught us and how to unconditionally love because of her. "A capable, intelligent and virtuous woman-who is he who can find her? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies and pearls." Proverbs 31

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 3, 2021

  • Trisagion Service

    Monday, May 3, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Memories

Georgia Julia Matheakis

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Cathy Mehess Ryder

May 14, 2021

I loved dear Georgia with all of my heart. Such a gentle soul, so sweet, so kind , so loving. Heaven has an angel watching over us all. I miss you, Georgia❤️ Cathy Mehess Ryder

DeAnn Comte

April 30, 2021

I work with Nebraska Cancer Specialists.
I am so glad that I have been able to call Georgia my friend for all of these years.
She was such a joy to be around and we always had a good laugh when we visited.
I was so proud of her and her bravery as she battled her disease.
I will surely miss her.
My condolences to you all.

DeAnn

Debby Stark (Drakulich)

April 29, 2021

I can't remember a time when Kuma Georgia wasn't a part of our family. She was always there to celebrate the best of times with us and to support us through the worst of times. She was loving, supportive and fun to be with. She never forgot a special occaision or failed to send a card and her well wishes. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.
Debby Stark

Mary Stom

April 29, 2021

I will miss her tremendously! Such a good, good person and such a help to St. John's and myself. I love you Georgia and cannot fathom that I will not be seeing you. Until we meet again!!!

Anna Kounas

April 29, 2021

I have many fond memories of Georgia and Gus at the GOYA conventions we attended. Georgia was always so warm, friendly and had a big smile on her face when we would meet. We would catch up on people we knew. She was so dedicated to helping out at both St. Johns Orthodox Church and GOYA.
I know Georgia will be missed dearly by those who knew her; both family and long time friends. May her memory be eternal.

Sheila Theophilopoulos

April 28, 2021

Georgia has been in my heart for many years. I worked alongside her when Father Eugene was our priest. She visited my husbands family in the village when she went to Greece. What a wonderfully gracious lady, fun to be with, with faithful kindness. She will be remembered and missed. May God grant your family comfort during your loss. May Her Memory be Eternal.

With sorrow in our hearts, we love you Georgia
Tim and Sheila Theophilopoulos

CHRISTINE KRIN

April 27, 2021

Memory Eternal. Many of your family were waiting in Heaven for you, but many are still here missing you as you are gone.

Pascha with Jesus - Kali Anastasi!

Christine and Darlene Krin

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY