Published 7:20 am Thursday, September 6, 2018

Myrtle Matney

Dec. 7, 1926 — Sept. 2, 2018

Myrtle Lucille Matney, 91, passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, West Virginia. She was born Dec. 7, 1926, the daughter of the late Albert Willis and Grace Keeney Willis.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Willard Matney Jr.; and sisters, Gertrude Boothe, Lillian Hastings and Mayme Hannon.
Her survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Don and Karen Matney Simmons; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Annette Matney; two grandchildren, Kelli (Mark) Evans and Bradley (Paige) Matney; and a great-granddaughter, Jayci Matney. She also leaves behind a sister-in-law, Janice Sharp; a special friend, Mary Patterson; and nieces and nephews.
She graduated from Chesapeake High School. She retired from Ashland Oil. She was a devoted member of Jeffersonville Missionary Baptist Church and loved her church.
Graveside rites were conducted Wednesday by Brother Ed Jenkins, a family member at Ice Creek Missionary Baptist Cemetery. The procession to the cemetery began at 12:30 p.m. from O’Keefe Baker Funeral Home, Ironton. Family and friends were received at noon at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, 3100 Staunton Road, Huntington, WV 25702-1235, who took wonderful care of her. The family would also like to thank St. Mary’s Medical Center Pulmonary Unit for their wonderful care, as well as Dr. D. Tackett and Dr. R. Beam.


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