Martha Matney 1923-2004 Martha E. Matney, age 80, formerly of Ashland, Ky., died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at Church Lane Senior Care in Broomall, Pa. She was born in Ashland on Nov. 13, 1923, a daughter of the late Andrew and Nellie Geyer Thomas. Martha was a devoted lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Ashland. She was a legal secretary for the late Sam Fred Kibbey, her brother-in-law, in Grayson, Ky. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Kentnor Matney in 1954; five brothers, Ernest, Walter, William (Bill), Robert (Bob), and George Thomas; and four sisters, Mary Louise (Betsy) VanHoose, Helen Malone, Ruth Hooper and Edith Kibbey. Martha is survived by her daughter, Barbara Anderson of Wallingford, Pa.; her son-in-law, Paul Anderson; granddaughters, Laura and Hayley Anderson; a sister, Kathryn Black of Shepherd, Mich.; a brother, Ralph Thomas and his wife, Mary, of Owensboro, Ky.; and a sister-in-law, Geneva Thomas of Albany, Ky. She is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson on Thursday, Feb. 26, at noon with funeral services following at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery on Friday, Feb. 27, at noon. Donations are requested in lieu of flowers in Martha's name, to the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA), 158 West 29th Street, 7th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10001-5300.
Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano