Matthew Skinner

Matthew Lyon Skinner, 34, of Overland Park, KS, died September 9, 2008 at his home. A celebration of Matt’s life will be held at Homer’s Coffee Shop, 80th & Metcalf on Sunday, September 14 at 3:00 p.m. As an enthusiastic 7 year old Matt darted in front of a car on Halloween night and sustained a brain injury. His life and the lives of those that loved him changed irreparably in that moment. He lived courageously, facing daily challenges of body, mind and spirit. He was a source of joy and inspiration to everyone who knew him. Matt was a unique and talented young man who loved music of all kinds, painted with a sense of strength and determination and possessed a unique sense of empathy and caring for others uncommon in this world. Matt will forever be remembered by his Mom, Perry Lyon, his Dad, Jim, Skinner, his brother Travis, wife Shelley, his step-Mom Carla, step-sister Heather, and his niece Ella and nephews Hylan and Tobin. Matt has many other family members and friends who will treasure his memory. The family request no flowers but suggests donations be made to the scholarship established in Matt’s name at Communityworks, Inc.


  1. Ed Dunlay on November 15, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Matthew … You and your family truly blessed my life in so many and I will always be thankful for sharing the brief time we had together. Thank you and may God bless you and your family!

  2. martha slaytery on May 19, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    Perry… I hope you get this.. have been trying to find you for a long time! What a dreadful way to find you online.. I am beyond sorry for your loss… no words…

    If you get this pleas get back to me..,

    Martha Gotschalk Johnson Schoggen Slattery ??

  3. martha gotschalk slattery on June 26, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Perry.. It’s Martha. I’ve tried to find your contact info for years… so sorry to have found it this way.

    If you see this, please let me know..

  4. Martha on June 26, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    No words can express how sorry i am to see this … I hope my message reaches you, Perry,
    and that you will be in touch.

  5. Roosevelt Franklin on November 22, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    Matt, my little brother because of the love that his family showed me as they welcomed me as one of their own. Though I lost touch, I will never forget how much I loved him and time we spent together.

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