Monday, January 26, 2009

Grandma Ruth

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Written by Sentinel Staff   
Monday, 26 January 2009

A memorial service for Ruth (Ketzenbarger) Matheny will be held Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. at First Christian Church, Bowling Green. Rev. Brent Pomeroy will officiate. 
Mrs. Matheny, 89, of Bowling Green, died Saturday (Jan. 24, 2009) at Wood County Hospital. She taught for 30 years and retired from Eastwood Junior High School.
Mrs. Matheny was a life member of Wood County Historical Society, Wood County Retired Teacher's Association and Ohio Teacher's Retirement Systems. Other memberships included American Legion Auxiliary No. 45, Union Grange No. 1475, First Families of Wood County and the church.

She was a graduate of both Bowling Green High School and Bowling Green State University.
Born March 4, 1919 in Wood County to Earl and Goldie (Carter) Ketzenbarger, she married Dale R. Matheny. He died in 1993.
Also preceding her in death were a son, Jerry Lee, a granddaughter, a brother and a sister.
Surviving are a son, James, of Las Vegas; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  
Memorials may be made to the church or St. Jude Children's Hospital.
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