Betty Marie Matheny

September 21, 1934 - September 4, 2014
Betty Marie Matheny

Matheny, Betty Marie, 79 passed away on September 4, 2014 in New Port Richey, Florida. She was born on September 21, 1934 in Charleston, West Virginia to Aayward & Altha Godbey. Betty was a retired LPN and enjoyed being a clown in her sparetime. She was also a puppeteer. Betty is survived by her loving husband of 61 years Charles; sons Charles Jr. & Johnny; daughters Donna & Samantha; sisters Peggy, Brenda, & Phyllis; 5 grandchildren & 2 great grandchildren.


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  • September 10, 2014
    Tammy Cunningham via Donna Reynolds says:
    Today we bury my Aunt Betty, my mom's sister. We have all always been close over the years. We are a big family with my mom being one of 8 children of Ayward Addison Godbey and Altha Louise Pring Godbey. This eight children: Wanda Louise, Phyllis May, Ayward Addison Jr (Junior), Betty Marie, Robert Eugene(Bob), Peggy Ann, Alice Fay, and Brenda Sue. Only three remain on earth but the others are in heaven. Betty was so Many things to many people and some of those are: a Christian, a LPN, she was beautiful, loving, kind, she was a daughter, a wife, a mother, sister, aunt, cousin, friend, funny with an entertaining wit, also a certified clown, a puppeteer, a farmer at times and a city girl at times, she traveled the world and the USA, she had a great life and she will be missed by many. I love you Aunt Betty!

  • September 05, 2014
    The Staff of Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home says:
    Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

  • September 05, 2014
    Dave Martin says:
    Chuck and family.
    I wish you all peace during this time. My prayers are with you.

  • September 06, 2014
    Sally Bailey says:
    Uncle Charlie and family, I love you all and wish I could be there with you during this difficult time. Aunt Betty was such a unique person and always had a smile on her face! I'm sure Jesus greeted her with open arms at heaven's gate and one day we will all be together again. Sending prayers and love to all!

  • September 07, 2014
    Margaret says:
    There are no words for our loss , I Cherished our friendship and will smile at the memories ..I hope I brought her as many smiles as she brought to me...Love to you Charlie & family

  • September 10, 2014
    Shannon Race says:
    Uncle Charlie and gang, I was so sorry to hear about Aunt Betty's home going. We all look forward to the day we see her again in heaven. Love to you all.

  • September 10, 2014
    Cathy Rush says:
    Chuck,
    One of the hardest losses, the loss of your mother, no matter at what age. Sending you prayers to uplift you and your family, blessings of Christ holding you and providing comfort.

  • September 10, 2014
    Butch Willard says:
    I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Tell Charlie how so sorry I am. May you and your family find God's Peace and may she Rest in Peace.

  • September 11, 2014
    Della Perry says:
    Betty was so many Things to me. She was hope when I had none. She was joy when I visited her thru the years. She was that smile that was there when she teased me.She was fun and we shared the joy of putting smiles on faces younge and old thru clowns and a puppit show. She was adventure and love beyond measure. She was Wanda, & Alice combined. She had grandma and grandpa features. She was Godbey thru and thru.
    She was cookies dipped in choclate and peanut butter in the center. She taught me preacher cookies and crafts. The sun and the moon was mine when I was with her. I love you aunt Betty and shall miss you terribly.

  • June 07, 2022
    The Staff of Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home posted an image:
    Betty Marie Matheny
    Betty Marie Matheny

  • June 07, 2022
    The Staff of Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home posted an image:
    Betty Marie Matheny
    Betty Marie Matheny