[Photo courtesy of Spanish Valley Mortuary]

Michelle L. Mathis, 43, departed us on July 11, 2016, after battling cancer, at Moab Regional Hospital.

Michelle was born December 25, 1972, in Canton, Illinois, to Jeff Barker of Ava, Illinois, and Chris Barker of Du Quoin, Illinois. The family lived in Canton, and later Du Quoin, where she graduated from Du Quoin High School. Later, she moved to Moab and bought the Rodeway Landmark Inn.

She is survived by two sons, Chase Porter of Du Quoin, and TJ Mathis of Durango, Colorado; her father, Jeff (Kathy) Barker of Ava; her mother, Chris Barker of Du Quoin; sister Jennifer (Michael) Poiter of Du Quoin; stepsister Jody (Brent) Grawe of Bartelso, Illinois, stepbrother Erik Schuetz of New Baden, Illinois; six nieces and nephews: Audrey, Olivia, Jameson, Poiter; and Barrett Brynlee and Briggs Grawe. She is also survived by numerous aunts and uncles.

At Michelle’s request, cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time in Moab.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you send donations to Moab Regional Hospital or the charity of your choice.