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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