Matthew Oliver Babin

Matthew Oliver Babin, 41, of Jefferson City passed away peacefully on April 24, 2021, at River City Living Community.

Matthew was born September 15, 1979, in Kansas City, Missouri, to the late Stephen D. Babin and Julia A. (Oliver) Babin.

Matthew was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy as an infant, but never let his disability dampen his sweet personality and joy of life. He had a deep love of family and friends, and was happiest when among them. Matthew most always had a smile on his face despite the many hardships he faced, and conquered many challenges in his life with dignity and determination.

He attended school in Los Angeles, California, and later in Camdenton, Missouri, where he graduated in May 2000. Matthew was employed at Kingdom Projects, Fulton, Missouri, up until fall of 2013 when illness prevented his attendance.

Matthew is survived by his mother, Julia Babin, Jefferson City; brother Michael (Kristen) Babin, Bel Aire, Kansas; nephews Hayden and Gabriel Babin, Bel Aire, Kansas; grandfather George A. Oliver, Farmington, Missouri; aunt Jeanne Landes, Farmington, Missouri; aunt Kay (Gene) Greenhaw, Ellettsville, Indiana; uncle David (Debbie) Oliver, Farmington, Missouri; aunt Jan (David) Harlan, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; aunt Lynn Harbach, New Port Richey, Florida; and many cousins. He was a resident of Tanner Bridge (CCRS) Group Home where he leaves behind many friends.

Matthew was preceded in death by his father, Stephen D. Babin; grandmother Barbara A. Pullen Oliver; uncle Bruce W. Landes; grandfather C. Stephen Babin; and grandmother Beverly L. Babin VerLinden.

Plans for a memorial service are pending.

Memorials suggested to Shriner’s Hospital of St. Louis, Cole County Residential Services, and Hospice Compassus.


  1. Karen Harkness on April 28, 2021 at 10:36 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. Although we never met Matthew, we feel we knew him because Jeanie has spoken so many times of sweet Matt. May God bless you and help you through this difficult time. Our condolences, Alan and Karen Harkness

  2. Jim and Terry Casey on April 28, 2021 at 11:51 am

    Julia, we are very sorry for your loss. Matthew was a joy to be around and loved by many. He will be missed by the many friends he made at work and Tanner Bridge Group Home. —Jim and Terry Casey

  3. Aunt Debbie and Uncle Dave on April 28, 2021 at 11:56 am

    Mathew was the gentlest of souls and will be missed by so many. His smile was infectious and the way he handled his adversity was humbling to others.

    We will see you again soon, sweet boy! Save a spot for us.

  4. Hannah on April 28, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    Sending big big hugs Julie. Matthew, I love you. I wish I could have seen your sweet smile just one more time.

  5. Josie Dulle on April 29, 2021 at 8:23 am

    Mrs Babin and family, So sorry for your loss. I assisted Matthew for many years when he came for Respite care. He always had a smile for you. He couldn’t wait for you to get him up on Sundays so he could watch NASCAR and always had a NASCAR t-shirt.

  6. Monica Biddle on May 1, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    Julie, I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers of comfort for you and your family.

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