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I first met Wanda Lee Donohew when I was about eight years old. She was young jubilant, pretty, feisty, and full of fun. In later years I knew her as a caring and giving woman. She had a house full of kids that she loved more than life itself. She tried to be a friend to ever one she met.

Wanda lost her battle with cancer and other ailments yesterday (31 Jul 2014). She will be missed by all that knew her My condolences to her family.

Wanda Lee Matheny, 80, of Evans, WV, lost her battle with lung cancer, but gained her heavenly crown, July 31, 2014, at her home while surrounded by her family. She was born May 12, 1934, in Evans, WV, a daughter of the late Jesse O. and Elzona (Sayre) Donohew. Her husband of 47 years, Arthur “Dee” Matheny, sister, Wilma Stewart, and her brother, Chester Donohew also preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, gardening and cooking. Wanda was a fun loving woman who never met a stranger. Anyone who came in contact with her said she was a devoted mother and friend to all. Her family and many friends will miss her. Survivors include her children, Annette and her husband David Oldaker of Cottageville, Alvin Matheny of Fairplain, Roxanna Matheny of Evans, and Kevin and his wife Laura Matheny of Ripley; grandchildren, Brittany Ross, Derek Rhodes, Jesse Matheny, Blake Matheny and Grace Matheny; great grandchildren, Drew Ross, Avery Ross, Kiera Casto, and Ethan Rhodes; stepchildren, Carolyn Altizer and Kay Sias both of Branchland, Elizabeth Bush in Texas, and James Matheny of Midkiff; 12 step grandchildren, 31 step great grandchildren, one step great great grandchild, and one niece and her husband, Karen and Michael DeVault of Evans. Service will be 7 p.m. Saturday, August 2, 2014, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with John Gunther officiating. Visitation will be 5 p.m. until time of service. Committal service will be 9 a.m. Sunday, August 3, 2014, in the Longview Cemetery Evans. Flowers are welcome, or donations in her memory to: HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd, West, Charleston, WV 25387.

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Betty Briggs West Virginia Pioneers

Danita's Casto Connections

Okey  King's  WV  Home  Page

Barrs Burdettes Sayres and More

Stovers of Mason County

Casto-Stover-Hayman Family

Hughes and Related Families

Dearing Family Home Page

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Each page includes a highlighted copy/paste link which you can use for easy online citation.

The following are links to Obituary Columns in West Virginia Newspapers

Jackson Herald Obituaries

Point Pleasant Register Obituaries

Charleston Daily Mail Obituaries

Charleston Gazette Obituaries

War Sites

WV Surnames Civil War

Jackson County Home Guard

Devil Bill Parson

Federal Snake Hunters


17th Virginia Cavalry

Captain James E. Smith's Partisan Rangers

Moccasin Rangers

Military Roster


These WEB Pages are well researched and will be a great resource in your search for family history.

West Virginia Archives and History

WV Cemetery Preservation Association

Jackson County Roots Web

Mason County Roots Web


WVa   Gen   WEB   Project

Mason County Births

Jackson and Mason Counties Cemeteries




Also located in the Tu-Endie-Wei Park is one of my favorites The Mansion. It is a has antiques and other displays from the American Revolution.

Farm Museum Wonderful place to visit. You think you have it hard try using some of this equipment.

Welcome to the Home of the Mothman


Washington Lands' Museum is located in Ravenswood and operated by Jackson County Historical Society.  The park is open 1-5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, May through October.  This is also the site of the historical Sayre Log House. 

Cedar Lakes State Park

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