Randall E. "Gene" Matheny

Born: Wed., Sep. 25, 1946
Died: Wed., Apr. 17, 2013


1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 21, 2013
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Mon., Apr. 22, 2013
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Randall E. “Gene” Matheny, 66, Annapolis, Illinois passed away at 4:10 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, Illinois.

Born in Robinson, Illinois on September 25, 1946, he was the son of Wayne C. Matheny and Edna M. (Huddleston) Matheny. He served in the U. S. Army during Vietnam from 1966 -1968. He was employed with Marathon Oil Company, Robinson, Illinois retiring in 1998 to pursue his love of farming full time. He was a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church, Oblong, Illinois; Oblong American Legion Post #219; board member of Lincolnland Agri- Energy; member and investor of the Jasper Economic Development Inc. which is bringing the Cobblestone Inn and Suites to Newton, Illinois and past member of the Oblong Unit #4 School Board.

On March 20, 1970, he married Jan Rogers, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Tim Matheny, San Francisco, California and Matthew Matheny, Hamtramck, Michigan and a sister, Doretha Barnbrook, Yale, Illinois.

Randall was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Allen Matheny and a sister, Loretta Skelton.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2013, at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois with Pastor Jim Williams and Rev. Fred White officiating. Burial will follow in the Bellair Cemetery, Bellair, Illinois. Visitation is from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013 and Monday 8:00 a.m. until time of service.

Full military rites conducted by the Oblong American Legion Post #219. It was Randall’s wish to be buried in Bellair Cemetery because of all the work that he, Jim Livingston, Lowell Livingston, Larry Henry and Jack Snider did to beautify the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital; Oblong E.U.M. Church; Red Bird Mission or the American Heart Association with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, P. O. Box 121, Oblong, Illinois 62449.

Condolences to the family may be sent to: funeralhome@oblongfuneralhome.com.

Charitable donations may be made in Randall's memory to the following organizations:

Oblong Evangelical United Methodist Church
201 East Main Street, Oblong, Illinois

Red Bird Mission

St. Jude Children's Hospital

The American Heart Association

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Sandy Stephens Baker
   Posted Fri April 19, 2013
Jan, Tim, Matthew,

I am sorry to hear of the passing of Genie. We had some good laughs with him when coming up to Dad's garage. I always held close the fact that Genie and my Uncle Gilbert went to Vietnam together. It was such a blessing to see how they remained friends throughout the years. Genie has always been special to the Stephens family. He will be missed but his memory lives on.
With Love & Fond Memories,
Sandy & Wes Baker

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