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Visitation: 12:30-2:00 P.M. Sunday May 19,2019 Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church Kannapolis, N.C.
Service: 2:00 P.M. Sunday May 19, 2019 Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church Kannapolis, N.C.
Interment: Mt Moriah Lutheran Church Cemetery China Grove, N.C.
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Kannapolis, NC

Noma Ruth Barnhardt Matheny, 86, of Kannapolis went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 11, 2019. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family.

Norma was born May 7, 1933 in Rowan County, NC a daughter of the late Floyd Ray Barnhardt and Ruth Mae Frieze Barnhardt. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Milton Matheny on July 12, 1999.

Norma was a graduate of Cannon High School and Lenoir-Rhyne University. She worked in the medical department of Cannon Mills, was a teacher’s assistant in the Kannapolis City Schools and later worked in the claims department of Fieldcrest-Cannon.

As a girl, Norma enjoyed being in Girl Scouts and primitive camping. She loved plants, flowers, gardening and enjoyed exercising and taking long walks outdoors in all seasons. Most of all Norma loved to tell stories and share memories with her family and friends.
She was confirmed at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church and was a long-time member of Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church.

Family members left to cherish her memory are one son, Milton Ray Matheny and wife Sherri of Kannapolis, a daughter, Charlotte Matheny and husband Bill Hoffmann of Greensboro, one brother, Ray Barnhardt and wife Yvonne of Newton, a sister, Martha McCombs and her husband Earl of Greenwood, SC, three grandchildren; Stuart and Caroline Mize and Gracie Matheny.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, May 19 2019 at Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church conducted by Rev. John Futterer. The family will receive friends in the church commons from 12:30 P.M. until the time of the service. Interment will follow at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church Cemetery, China Grove.

At other times they will be at the residence of her son, Milton.

The family would like to express their thanks to the staff of Caremoor Retirement Center for their love and compassion shown to Norma during her time there.

The family requests that memorials be made to Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church, Memorial Fund, 101 Vance Ave, Kannapolis, NC 28081.

Whitley’s Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Matheny. Online condolences may be sent to www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.
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From: Cathie Elliott
"So sorry for your loss"
From: Class of '51 J.W. Cannon High School
"To the family of Norma we send our deepest sympathy in the loss of our classmate. May the Lord sustain you during this time of grief and in the days to come. She was loved and will be truly missed."
From: Curtis Morgan
"I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that Katie and I will continue praying for your family."
From: Pam Allyn
"My heart aches for you and your family during this time. Treasure in knowing that your mom is with the Lord and will continue watching over you until you meet again. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family."
From: Kelly Youngo
"I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."
From: Barbara Kennedy
"Prayers for you and your family during this sad time."
From: Doretha and Michael Grier
"Prayers for you at this time. May the Lord bring his peace that surpasses all understanding and bring comfort to you always."
From: Betty Fox
"My heart breaks for you and your family Milton. Praying for comfort in the days, weeks, months and years ahead."
From: Mel Bost
"To Charlotte, I send my sincere sympathy for you during this difficult time. Your Mom was a special lady. In my prayers."
From: Pete & Cathy
"Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lost...our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time"
From: Jenny and David Hamilton
"May you find peace in knowing that your friends and loved ones share in the loss of your mother, Norma. God Bless you all."
From: Letitia Wells
"My thoughts and prayers our with you and your family. Your mom was very special!"
From: Saundra Stegall
"Charlotte and Milton I am so sorry for your lost and you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers."
From: Neil, Larry, Bryan and Cathey
"We are so sorry to hear about your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We pray your hearts will be filled with fond memories of her."
From: Janet & Wayne Fitzpatrick
"To Milton & Family, So sorry for the loss of your mom. May God wrap His arms around you all & give you peace. We love you dearly, may you have peace & comfort."
From: Luke and Jan Bljme
"Condolences to Milton and all of the family! Norma was a wonderful woman. Selfless and loving! Our family adored her! Norma stood by me when I lost my parents 7 years ago! My Mother adored her! I hope they are reunited in Heaven !"