John Matheny, 68, of Farina, passed away at 3:41 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Farina United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Howard S. Bell officiating. Burial was in Farina Cemetery. Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at Pagel Funeral Home in St. Peter and one hour prior to services on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the church. Memorials: Farina United Methodist Church, St. Mary's Catholic Church in St. Elmo or donor's choice.
Mr. Matheny was born on June 9, 1944, in Vandalia, the son of Leo and Donna Augenstein Matheny. He married Doris Roberts on Sept. 11, 1964, at Farina United Methodist Church.
He was a farmer and salesman for Matheny Farms and Greenhouses. He attended Farina United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife; children, David Matheny and his wife Jennifer of Farina, and Lisa and her husband Ryan McHenry of Edgewood; sister, Linda Veteto of Chicago; and grandchildren, Lauren, Audrey and Ryan, all of Farina.
He was preceded in death by his parents.