Obituary of Richard P. Matheny
ADRIAN-Richard P. Matheny, age 88, of Adrian, died March 5, 2020, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility.
He was born December 6, 1931, in Lancaster, Ohio to Willis and Olive (Prentice) Matheny. He served in the United States Navy from 1952 to 1955. On August 23, 1958, he married Beverly J. Steadman in Warren, Michigan and she preceded him in death on February 28, 2020. Richard was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the St. Joseph Council of the Knights of Columbus #13782, St. Michael the Arch Angel Assembly #1969, Habitat for Humanity, the North Adrian Grange, and the American Legion Post #87. He retired from Ford Motor Company where he worked as a Broadcast Analyst. He enjoyed golf, bowling, U of M sports, music, and loved naval aviation.
Richard is survived by two sons, Richard M. (Becca) Matheny of Corunna, Michigan and Stephen C. (MariaTranchida ) Matheny of West Bloomfield, Michigan; one daughter, Michele (Robert) Gardner of Adrian; one brother, Robert (Patricia) Matheny of East Jordan, Michigan; one sister, Caroline Bratcher of Gladwin, Michigan; and seven grandchildren, Teal (Ryan) Morrice, Patrick (Michelle) Matheny, Taylor Gardner, Haley (Jake) McNulty, Matteo Matheny, Morgan Gardner, and Anthony Matheny. In addition to his wife, Beverly, he was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Charles Matheny; and two brothers-in-law.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 3-8 p.m. at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian, where a Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be offered on Friday, March 6, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph Campus with Fr. Tim McIntire as celebrant. Cremation will follow the service. Burial will be in the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service at Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph Catholic Campus.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity, Parkinson’s Foundation or Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.To plant a tree in memory of Richard Matheny, please visit Tribute Store
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