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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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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