William “Bill” E. Matheny

November 7, 1946 - October 14, 2023

11/07/1946 - 10/14/2023

Past Services

Visitation
Tuesday October 17, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Visitation
Tuesday October 17, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Visitation
Wednesday October 18, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
620 Boggs Run Road
Benwood, WV 26031
Directions
Service
Wednesday October 18, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
620 Boggs Run Road
Benwood, WV 26031
Directions

William “Bill” E. Matheny, 76, of Benwood, WV, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2023, in Wheeling Hospital-WVU Medicine, Wheeling, WV.

Bill was born November 7, 1946 in Wheeling, the son of the late Gene & Grace (Raymond) Whipkey. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Korea during the Vietnam War era. For over 20 years after that, he served in the U.S. Army Reserves, where he retired with the rank of Master Sergeant. He was also a retired electrician for Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corp; and a member of the American Legion, Post No. 46, Benwood, and the VFW Post No. 80 and Moose Lodge No. 619, Steubenville, OH.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Priscilla Virginia (Kudlak) Matheny, in 2010. He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Franey and her husband, Kyle of Murrells Inlet, SC; and two granddaughters, Ashlyn Priscilla and Madison Grace Franey, both of Murrells Inlet. Bill is also survived by his companion, Barbara Benson of Benwood; and extended family members, James & Dee Dean, and their son, Tyler, all of Triadelphia, WV.

Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 pm, Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, WV. Friends will then be received on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at the former St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Boggs Run, Benwood, from 10 am until time of funeral services at 11 am, with Rev. Dr. Mitch Johnston officiating.

Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, with full military honors provided by the Moundsville Veterans Honor Guard.

 

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Dennis R Albaugh
3 months ago

My sincere and humble condolences to the family and friends of Bill. Denny Albaugh

Elaine James
4 months ago

Kim & Family,
Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Thoughts & Prayers at this difficult time.
Geo. & Elaine James

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
4 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of William E. Matheny, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, William E. Matheny, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †