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1992 Matthew 2024

Matthew E. Chaney

April 4, 1992 — April 26, 2024


Matthew Chaney “Lil Maddie” beloved son of Cassandra Chaney and Robert Chaney passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 26, 2024 at home with his family. 


Upon his request Matthew will be cremated and a celebration of life will be Friday, May 17, 2024 from 2-6pm at the Rapids City Community Center (1204 4th Avenue, Port Byron, IL 61275). Memorials may be made to the family. 


Matthew was born April 4, 1992 in Rock Island, IL. He attended Riverdale School District in Port Byron. He currently worked at John Deere Harvester. He was all about his family and loved hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting. He was a die-hard Chicago Bears fan, and he loved his best friend “Tank”. 


Those left to cherish his memory are his mother, Cassandra Chaney; wife Ginger Chaney; siblings Teresa Fentress, Michael (Amanda) Fentress, Robert (Stephanie) Chaney, Bailey Biscontone, and Keyshia Chaney; daughters Hailey, Ashlynn, Olivia, and Bristol; son Jeremiah; sisters-in-law Angie Fentress, Samantha (Ryan) Erling, Kylie Lyon, Faith (Dylan) Whitmarsh, and Mykel (Andrew) Ruhnow; stepfather Alan Weatherington; several nieces and nephews and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.


Matthew was preceded in death by his father Robert Chaney; father-in-law Randolph Williams, maternal grandparents Mike (Mary) Whitmarsh and Helen Miller, brother Kevin Weatherington, brother-in-law Colin Lyon and paternal grandparents Cara Deppe and Buck Chaney.  

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Friday, May 17, 2024

2:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Rapids City Community Center

1204 4th Ave, Port Byron, IL 61275

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