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EL DORADO TIMES, 18 February 2000
Ruby Juanita Matheny, 91, of Emporia, formerly of El Dorado, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at the Newman Memorial County Hospital in Emporia. Services were at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at First Christian Church in Emporia with the Rev. Steve Goad officiating. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at the El Reno Cemetery in El Reno, Okla. with the Rev. Pat Sutherlin of the First Christian Church in El Reno officiating.

She was born Aug. 22, 1908 at Calumet, Okla. to David W. and Etta Jane (Walker) Hayward. She married Leon L. Matheny at El Reno, Okla. on Oct. 22, 1930. He preceded her in death on May 3, 1967.

She was employed as a switchboard operator at Newman Memorial County Hospital for 15 years, retiring in 1982. She moved to Emporia in 1967. she had also lived in El Dorado for a time.

She was a member of the First Christian Church of emporia, where she was a member of the Christian Women's Fellowship and the church circle. She was a Past Noble Grand of the Rebecca Lodge.

A memorial has been established for the First Christian Church Library Fund in Emporia. Contributions may be sent in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home in Emporia.
Transcribed and Contributed by Jan Reading

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