Lela Matheny

Lela M. Matheny, 91, formerly of rural Lewistown, died at 12:43 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at Norwood Nursing Home in Huntington, Ind., where she had been a resident since October 1997.

She was born July 23, 1910, in Fulton County, a daughter of Samuel A. and Margaret J. Clary McCarahan. She married Jesse Matheny Sr. on May 11, 1954, in Lewistown. He died May 13, 1986.

She also was preceded in death by one sister.

Surviving are three sons, Jesse Jr. (and Janette) of Decatur, Stanley (and Nancy) of Huntington and Terence (and Carol) of Minneapolis; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She had worked for Illinois Bell Telephone Co. in Lewistown for several years.

She was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in rural Lewistown, where she was a former Sunday school superintendent.

Services were held Monday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown with Rev. John Seed officiating. Burial was in Harris Cemetery in Table Grove.

Memorials may be made to her church or any charity.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/12/2001

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