Betty Wooddell Matheny, 87, of Lewisburg, WV, formerly of Green Bank, WV, passed away Friday, January 23, 2015, at the Peyton Hospice House in Fairlea, WV, surrounded by her family.
Betty was born October 8, 1927, at Marlinton, WV, a daughter of the late Edgar B. and Geneva Florence Sharp Wooddell.
She was a member of Hebron Baptist Church at Green Bank and the Red Hat Society and was a retired beautician.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters, Melvin, Ada, Alice, Faith, Clarissa, Ethel, Margie, Oleta, Porter, Arch, and Ed.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, John Mitchel Matheny Jr.; two daughters, Deb Matheny of Maxwelton, WV, and Donna Daugherty of Staunton, VA; four loving grandchildren, Jodi Nichols of King, NC, Josh Beverage (Gloria) of Lewisburg, Max Beverage (Cassy) of Moberly, MO, and Jami King (Nick) of Staunton. She always put her family first and was so proud of her eight great-grandchildren, Madi and Lexi Nichols, Drew and Cooper Beverage, Gunner and Kynnlee Beverage, Conner Peters, and Sawyer King. Also surviving her special nieces and nephews; special friends at The Seasons, and her special friends in the Red Hat Society.
Graveside services will be held at 1 PM on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at Arbovale Cemetery Annex with family members officiating the service.
There will be no visitation.
So when life’s short journey ends,
Soul and body part like friends
No quarrels, no murmurs, no delay
A kiss, a sigh, and so away.
The family suggests donations of sympathy be made to Kayla Dunbar’s Fund at www.gofundme.com/ jdfhvw or to Peyton Hospice House, 1265 Maplewood Avenue, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale, WV, is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the January 26, 2015, edition of the West Virginia Daily News.