Richard “Dick” Matney, 81

Richard “Dick” Matney, 81, of Marshalltown passed away on April 11, 2019, at Accura Healthcare in Marshalltown with his family at his side.

Per Dick’s request cremation rites have been performed and no services are planned at this time. A private family burial will take place at a later date.

For more information or to send a condolence please visit or by calling (641) 844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Dick and his family.

Richard Eugene Matney was born on July 26, 1937, to parents Charles and Edith (Butler) Matney in their home in Union, Iowa. He grew up attending school in the Union-Whitten school district. He later met his wife Ruth (Rowen) and the two were united in marriage on June 15, 1957, in West Paterson, New Jersey.

The two raised two children together. Dick worked for National Group Insurance as an insurance salesman and broker.

He belonged to the Moose Lodge in Union, Iowa and spent his time volunteering at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. In his free time, he enjoyed spending time outdoors, being at one of his two cabins and spending time with his family.

Left to cherish his memory are his Loving wife Ruth; children Lori A. Matney and Rick L. (Christine) Matney; grandchildren Jillisa M. Weaver, Kaelee (Tyler) Peterson, Kellie Matney, Katie Matney; great-grandchildren Logan Thompson and William Waite; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

In death Dick rejoins his parents Charles and Edith; and his brother Tom Matney.