Nancy Jo Matich-Liden

May 24, 1961March 21, 2013
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Nancy Jo Matich-Liden, 51, of Decatur, IL. passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013 at her home. She was born in Springfield, IL. May 24, 1961 the daughter of James and Jo Ann Dyer McCafferty. Her parents and an infant daughter, Christine Matich preceded her in death. Nancy married Mark Matich in 1979 and they later divorced. She then married James Liden and he preceded her in death. Nancy was a home health care provider and worked in retail management for many years. She was a member and served as trustee of the Eagles Auxiliary Aries#507 in Decatur. She was an active member of A.B.A.T.E. and attended Niantic United Methodist Church.

She loved her family and friends and was happiest spending time with them. She was an avid NASCAR fan and especially Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nancy was a Chicago Bears fan and enjoyed collecting Dolphin figurines.

Surviving are her children; James Matich of Niantic, William Matich of Decatur, and Jacob (wife Marcia) Matich of Riverton, 4 grandchildren; Audrey and Abbigail McConnell, and Naomi and Oriah Matich, her former husband, Mark Matich of Decatur and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home 505 E. Allen Springfield, IL where a visitation will be on Monday March 25, 2013 from 5-7 pm and where her funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday March 26, 2013. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park near Riverton, IL.

Those that wish may direct memorial contributions to the Niantic Fire Protection District 108 N. Illinois Street, Niantic, IL 62551 Please visit the “Life Remembered Story” at where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.


  • Visitation Monday, March 25, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Nancy Jo Matich-Liden

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March 28, 2013

i will miss you so were truly a good friend.and you will alwas remain in my thoughts and memories.i was blessed for having you for a friend and eagle sister .
sarah mcgrath

Donald & Brandi Benson

March 25, 2013

We send our condolences to Will, Jake and James as well as the rest of the family and friends.

Nancy and Rick Hicks

March 25, 2013

I will miss my our long talks and your great huggs. You were a very SPECIAL person. My only comfort is you are no longer in pain.

Becky Morgan

March 25, 2013

Oh, Nancy Jo, you were so full of life! I will miss you!

Jamie and Kevin Bramblett

March 25, 2013

Jake and Marcia--our thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Debbie Hodson

March 25, 2013

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Aunt Connie Dyer

March 25, 2013

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Karen &Bob Fuller

March 24, 2013

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

March 24, 2013

Please know that our love, cares and prayers are with all her family and friends.

Sharon Lance-Moore

March 24, 2013

For my best friend. I meet Nancy through our boys they went to school together and grew up together. We moved several times but we always stayed close. We would talk sometimes for hours we talked about our dreams and our wants for our children we loved our children so much, and we both loved God so much that was our main topic how to stay close to him to see him one day. I love you Nancy will miss you so much. Love Sharon