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Mrs. Opal Elizabeth Matney, Green Co., KY (1920-2012)

She was a native of Green County was the matriarch of a great, steadfast Green County family. She and her late husband were married a remarkable 66 years. She leaves 52 direct living descendants. She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Greasy Creek Baptist Church, and was a homemaker
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Mrs. Opal Elizabeth Matney, 92, of Green County, KY, departed this life on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at her home.

The funeral services for Mrs. Opal Elizabeth Matney will be conducted at 10amCT/11amET, Monday, December 24, 2012 at the Greasy Creek Baptist Church, 7100 Edmonton Road, Greensburg, KY, with burial to follow in the Lee Cemetery. Bro. Dale Curry and Bro. Roger Robertson will be officiating. Visitation is requested 4pm-9pmCT/5pm-10pmET, from 4 until 9 P.M., Sunday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main Street, Greensburg, KY, and after 9amCT/10amET, Monday at the Greasy Creek Baptist Church.

Pallbearers: Grandchildren

Mrs. Opal Elizabeth Matney, Green Co., KY (1920-2012)

Mrs. Opal Elizabeth Matney of Green County, KY was the daughter of the late Pleasant Kessler and Elma Finn Kessler.

She was born on Monday, May 22, 1920 in Green County, KY, and departed this life on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at her home. She was 92 years, and seven months of age.

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Greasy Creek Baptist Church, and was a homemaker.

She united in marriage to Cecil Ray Matney on October 18, 1941 who preceded her in death on January 9, 2008.

Mrs. Matney was also preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Sue Matney in June of 1949; and two sisters: Cledith McMahan and Hortense Gleaton.

Survivors include the following:
  • Nine sons and daughters in law: Tony and Patricia Matney of Greensburg, KY; Tomas And Ruth Matney of Harrodsburg, KY; Eugene and Shirley Matney of Campbellsville, KY; Ronald and Dhelia Matney, Kenneth and Alice Jean Matney, Victor and Teresa Matney all of Greensburg, KY; Clinton and Mina Matney of Lexington, KY; Raymond and Shelia Matney, and Barney and Rita Matney all of Greensburg, KY

  • Two daughters and sons in law: Deloris and Bro. Dale Curry, KY; and Margaret and Ronald Tucker all of Greensburg, KY

  • A brother: Garnett Kessler of Greensburg, KY

  • A sister: Laverne McKinney of Greensburg, KY

  • A brother in law

  • Three sisters in law: Johnnie and Elsie Matney, Lois Houk, and Ellen Houk all of Green County, KY

  • Nineteen grandchildren

  • Twenty-one great grandchildren

  • One great great grandchild

  • And a host of other relatives and friends
Send a condolence to the family of Mrs. Opal Elizabeth Matney

Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main Street, Greensburg, KY, in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Gideon Bible Fund, or the Lions Club Eye Glass Foundation, which can be made at the funeral home.

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