Matthew Roy Backhus

Matthew Roy Backhus, age 36 of Kansas City MO passed away on May 26th 2024.

Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at Heartland Cremation and Burial Society, Raytown MO. Visitation is from 2:00pm – 3:00pm, service follows.

Matthew was born on August 22nd,1987 in Kansas City, MO. Matt was a kind soul who would do anything for anybody. He loved his family, baseball, music, animals, plants and nature. He had an infectious smile with a dimple that you noticed first thing. Matthew was funny and smart.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, George and Patricia Salsig and his paternal grandparents, Richard and Sharon Backhus.

Survivors include: daughter, Rylynne Backhus; mother, Pamela Tapp (Scott Smith); father, Troy Backhus (Shannon Backhus); fiance, Danielle Mackey (step children, Maddie and Rj); sisters, Mendi Backhus (Tyler Beck), Haley Backhus (Antonio Perez), Hannah Backhus-Greenberg (Harrison Greenberg) and Dakota Williams; brothers, Taylor Tapp and Caleb Alberts (Shawna Valentine); niece, Joslynne Mendoza and nephew, Roman Beck; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.


  1. Belinda G Henson on May 30, 2024 at 8:23 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God bring you peace during this difficult season.

  2. George and Sandy Allen on May 30, 2024 at 8:26 am

    We are so sorry to hear this… thoughts and prayers are with you always. ❤️

  3. Karen Taylor on May 30, 2024 at 11:27 am

    My deepest condolences to each of you, prayers for peace and comfort in the coming days.

  4. Krysten Hernandez on May 30, 2024 at 11:28 am

    Deepest condolences to the family.We weren’t very good friends but he was an acquaintance throughout high school and a really kind man.. I hope he found peace and is resting easy.

  5. Twana DuPaul on May 31, 2024 at 9:07 am

    So sorry about your loss. My heart aches for all the family. Sending hugs and much love.

  6. Patrick McKenzie on May 31, 2024 at 11:18 am

    So very very sorry for your loss. Prayers for Matthew and his entire family.

  7. Shelly Littrell Harrell on May 31, 2024 at 4:12 pm

    Sending heartfelt condolences and prayers to you and your family Troy.

  8. Briana Dooley on June 1, 2024 at 5:37 am

    The sky wears hues of gray for you right now; I hope the clouds part soon. Matthew was certainly held high rank on many peoples “lists” from their go to best pal or their tried and true. He knew how laugh and he knew how stand tall, face fears. Matt even climbed to tippy top of many others too. He became a number one dad and to his sweetheart he became her absolute champion. Sometimes we leave this world with much left to live love and learn but I feel Matthew probably did accomplish a good great number of the things that he’d perhaps marked on to his own list.

  9. Robert Lovett on June 1, 2024 at 8:00 am

    You were loved rest easy buddy

  10. Harry LaTier on June 8, 2024 at 5:26 pm

    Although I had only met this fine young man few months ago, very likeable man, intelligent wonderful personality, that you couldn’t help but like Matt when you met him, will meet again, truly one of a kind friend and man, my thoughts and prayers are with family in time of need, rest in peace my friend…

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