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EAST PEORIA James Allen Jim Matheny, 73, of East Peoria passed away at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at his residence.
Jim was born on Jan. 9, 1943, in Greensburg, Ind., to the late James A. and Mary M. (Foley) Matheny.
He is survived by one son James Edward Matheny of Taloga, Okla.; three granddaughters, Kourtney Lane Matheny, Angelina Kathlene Matheny, and Raegan Lea Perkins; one great-grandson, Elijah James Matheny; and one aunt, Pat (Ralph) Smith of Sterling, Kans.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Tom Matheny.
Jim was an Army veteran. He worked as a truck driver for Lanes Motor Fright Lines. He also worked as a rig up hand in the oil fields of northwest Oklahoma and Texas.
He loved listening to Rush Limbaugh and Paul Harvey and enjoyed hanging out with his friends at the bar.
Jim was a good man and was loved by many. He will be remembered as a hard worker and loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at Resurrection Mausoleum. Deacon Joe LaHood will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the mausoleum. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donors choice.
Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com
Published on August 24, 2016
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