Susan Matheny


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Posted Online: July 01, 2014, 8:08 pm
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Susan L. "Sue" Matheny, 58, of Cambridge, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014, at the Hammond-Henry Hospital emergency room after a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral services celebrating Sue's life will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 7, at the Cambridge United Methodist Church. The Rev. David Joyce will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge. Visitation for Sue will be held 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 6, at Vandemore Funeral Home in Geneseo. Memorials may be left to the Susan "Sue" Matheny Memorial Fund.
Sue was born May 2, 1956, in Denville, N.J., the daughter of Leon G. Sr. and Alaine Fischer Lookingbill. She was a graduate of Morris Knolls High School and graduated magna cum laude from Northern Illinois University with a degree in elementary education. She married David E. Matheny on July 14, 1979, in the Cambridge United Methodist Church. Sue worked at the Rock Island Arsenal for 37 years, working the last 10 years as a supervisor.
Sue was a member of the Cambridge United Methodist Church and a strong supporter of Gilda's Club. She was an avid QVC shopper, enjoyed doing computer work and loved the band, Styx. Sue was an avid fan of the Oakland Raiders, the New York Yankees and Derek Jeter. She also enjoyed following all the Cambridge athletic teams. Sue loved blowing bubbles with her grandchildren and spending as much time with them as possible.
Survivors include her husband, David; her mother, Alaine Lookingbill, Cambridge; son, Stephen (Brittany) Matheny, Geneseo; daughter, Joy Matheny, Lacon, Ill.; grandsons, Dakota, Blaze and Zane Matheny; and brothers, Lee (Dee) Lookingbill Jr., Cambridge, and Bruce (Rita) Lookingbill, Cambridge.
Sue was preceded in death by her father and grandparents.
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