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Betty Matheny

Betty Wooddell Matheny, age 87, of Lewisburg, formerly of Green Bank, passed away Friday, January 23, 2015, at the Peyton Hospice House in Lewisburg, surrounded by her family.

Born October 28, 1927, at Marlinton, she was a daughter of the late Edgar B. and Geneva Florence Sharp Wooddell.

Betty was a member of Hebron Baptist Church at Green Bank. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and 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.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, John Mitchel Matheny, Jr.; two daughters, Deb Matheny, of Maxwelton, and Donna Daugherty, of Staunton, Virginia; four loving grandchildren, Jodi Nichols, of King, North Carolina, Josh Beverage, and wife, Gloria, of Lewisburg, Max Beverage, and wife, Cassy, of Moberly, Missouri, and Jami King, and husband, Nick, of Staunton, Virginia.

She always put her family first and was proud of her eight great-grandchildren, Madi Nichols, Lexi Nichols, Drew Beverage, Cooper Beverage, Gunner Beverage, Kynnlee Beverage, Conner Peters and Sawyer King. Also surviving are her special nieces, nephews, special friends at The Seasons, and her special friends in the Red Hat Society.

Graveside service was January 27 in the Arbovale Cemetery Annex with family members officiating.

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.

Memorials may be made to Kayla Dunbar’s Fund at or the Peyton Hospice House, 1265 Maplewood Avenue, Lewisburg, WV 24901.

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