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Written by Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel Monday, 24 September 2012 20:44
Nancy Matheny-Evans, 64, of Medart, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at her home of natural causes.
She was born November 29, 1947 in Washington DC, the daughter of Col. Charles W. Matheny Jr. and Jeanne Felkel Matheny, where Charles was the first to pilot a combat helicopter for the US Army in Korea, civil engineer, and Assistant Director for the City of Tampa’s Department of Public Works and Jeanne was an artist, advocate of the arts, art teacher and lecturer.
She was the paternal granddaughter of Charles W. Matheny, Sr. and Virginia Yates Matheny of Sarasota, where Charles owned a dredging company and served on the Sarasota County School Board. She was the maternal granddaughter of Herbert Felkel and Myrtie Warren Felkel of St. Augustine, where Herbert was the editor of The St. Augustine Record and Myrtie ran a private school.
She was the great granddaughter of Henry Noel Felkel, the first principal of Leon High School, the superintendent of schools for Leon County, and the superintendent of the Florida State School for the Deaf and the Blind.
Nancy has been a long time resident of Wakulla County since moving here from Tampa in 1966. She was a graduate of Florida State University in 1970 and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma women's fraternity. She was an art education teacher at Trinity Catholic School, a teacher assistant in the special education program at Wakulla High School, and technology education teacher at Ribault Middle School and Swift Creek Middle School. She finished her career in education as a Program Specialist IV for the Division of Workforce Development at the Florida Department of Education.
She was also a small business owner. From 1977-1986, she owned and managed the Crafty Cracker in Panacea and in 2009 reestablished Two Blondes Liquor and Gifts in Panacea. She was an active member of the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce and former member of the Board of Directors.
She was active in the Episcopal Church and did volunteer work throughout her lifetime, some of which included: Chairperson of the Panacea Maritime Museum, PTO President, Girl Scout Troop Leader, and developed and directed after school programs for the school system and her church.
Nancy is survived by her husband David Evans; three daughters: Ashley Evans, Virginia Evans and Maura Evans; two grandchildren: Ethan and Lila Brewer; a sister, Ann Baird of Annapolis, MD; and a brother, Charles “Charlie” Matheny, III of Zolfo Springs, FL.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, EDT, Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 110 NE 1st Street in Carrabelle. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Post Office Box 546, Carrabelle, FL 32322.
Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel, Crawfordville, FL is assisting family with arrangements.
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