Matthew Alan Landess

Matthew A. Landess, 34, of Bonner Springs, KS, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday September 14, 2019. 


Matthew was born on September 27, 1984 in St. Joseph, MO.  He graduated from Shawnee Mission Northwest in 2003, where he played Quarterback on the varsity football team.  Matthew went on to play football as a quarterback at Butler County Community College in Eldorado, KS where they won the NJCAA National Championship in 2003 and eventually led the Missouri Western State University Griffons in St. Joseph, MO to the playoffs in 2007 for the first time in the school’s history.  Matthew completed his Bachelor of Business Management degree in 2008 and his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2014 from Missouri Western State University.  Matthew worked as a Registered Nurse at North Kansas City Hospital where he received the prestigious Daisy Award for his clinical skills and patient advocacy.  In addition to playing football, Matthew played competitive baseball and also umpired the game for 3&2 Baseball for 15 years.  He loved to play guitar, write songs, and perform for friends and family. Matthew loved to play jokes on his friends and family while always laughing at his own antics.  He loved hanging out with all of his siblings and cousins, especially at big holiday gatherings.    He was a loving son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin and uncle.


Matthew is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Wayne Landess, paternal grandmother Dorrine Landess-Sollars, and paternal grandmother, Imo Lee.  Matthew is survived by his parents Terry Landess (Monica) and Debbie Hill (Ray).  He is also survived by his brothers, Jacob Bolin, Blake Hill and sisters, Megan Landess (Derek Smith); Mallory Seisser (Tim); Alex Hill (Chris Wank) and Hannah Hill.  Matthew also had a niece Ella Ray Wank.  Other survivors include his maternal grandparents Gary and Sylvia Summers and Debbie and Ray Hill, Sr. and paternal grandfather Jack Sollars. 


Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, September 20, at the Amos Family Funeral Home in Shawnee.  A celebration of Matthew’s life will follow at 3 p.m, casual dress is requested. 

Memorial Contributions

The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Kansas City Football and Cheerleading, formerly FCCJC or to Missouri Western State University Football Scholarship Fund.

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49 Comments on “Matthew Alan Landess”

  1. Jeff and Renee Weaver Says:

    TL and Monica

    No words can express the pain that you are going through and our prayers are with you that God will give you strength in the coming days ahead and after.

    Matt was a great person with a funny personality and will be missed by all that had the pleasure to spend any time with him.

    If there is anything Jeff and I can do for you, please do not hesitate to call us.

  2. Barry Beck Says:

    Very sorry for your loss.

    Barry Beck & family

  3. Mariann Ratliff Says:

    My heart goes out to the Summers family. You are in my prayers.

  4. Joe Ingrando Says:

    My deepest and most sincere condolences to all the families touched by this tragic loss of Matthew. Ray please know you and your family are in my prayers.

  5. Kristine Quart Says:

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. May his memory always be a blessing.

  6. Greg Lile Says:

    I do not have the words to say how sorry I am for you and your family.
    My deepest sorrows go out to you all. Prayers and love to you.

  7. Arthur David Peppard Says:

    So sorry for your family’s loss.

  8. Bill and Teri Rinkenbaugh Says:

    Terry and Monica,
    Matt was a great young man that was taken way too soon! He was a wonderful student-athlete, a teammate to many, and a pleasure to know. While we didn’t see him much lately, I know he stayed close with our son, Matt. We cherish the times we spent with all of you during the football season at Missouri Western and beyond.
    May he Rest In Peace! Our prayers and thoughts are certainly with you during this time of terrible loss!
    Bill and Teri Rinkenbaugh

  9. Sadie Gadwood Says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. Matt was always a good friend and such a wonderful soul. This world will not be the same without him.

  10. Marva Murawski Says:

    I am truly sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to this wonderful family.

  11. Osvaldo Baier Says:

    Matt the hall hospital will miss you! Hope you get peace and confort, we will miss you!!

  12. Mike and Sheryl Taggart Says:

    “T” and Monica,
    There are no words for us to express the pain and loss you are both going through, I know Matthew was a special son to you both for so many reasons. I’m also sure Matthew will be missed by all those he ever knew and the lives he has touched.
    If you need anything please let us know,
    You are both in our thoughts and prayers!!
    Mike and Sheryl Taggart

  13. Glen and Sue Kinkade Says:

    So sorry for your loss keeping you in our prayers

  14. Karen Says:

    Matt , he will be greatly missed . I have never meet such a humble and kind man . He was a great nurse and coworker . It was a pleasured to met him

  15. Shelly 6th floor Says:

    To the Landess Family,

    The entire 6th floor at North Kansas City Hospital sends out our thoughts and prayers to you all. Matt was a wonderful man and a phenomenal nurse!!!! He was like a brother to us and will be dearly missed!!

  16. Julie Riggs Says:

    Terry & Monica,

    So sorry to hear about Matthew. Prayers for you all and your family.

  17. Lorraine Dold Says:

    Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for your loss. May God bless you and your families, and may you be granted strength through this tragedy.

  18. Jim and Diane Vedder Says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Matthew’s family and friends, may God give you peace, comfort and strength as you face his loss. Our hearts break for all of you.

    Much love,
    Jim and Diane

  19. Steve Messee Says:

    Ray and Debbie,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your son. He is in God’s care now and my prayers are for you to find strength and comfort in the Lord in this most difficult time.


    Steve Messee

  20. Mike Brushwood Says:

    Terry and family, I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your son. I understand your feeling as I lost my son almost 5 years ago. He would have been 41 this year. Please dont hold your feelings back it only makes it harder I cried through my sons funeral loud enough everyone heard but I didn’t care. Terry and Monica take comfort that he is with Jesus and everything is ok for him God bless you both.

  21. Rick Bernard Says:

    T.L. & Monica accept my sincere condolences .R.I.P. MATTHEW -AMEN

  22. Amber Hott Says:

    To the landess family
    I am so so sorry for your loss. Matt was an amazing nurse and I am so blessed to work with him and get to know him. We didn’t see eye to eye on our football team but we always had fun going back and forth about it! He always kept me smiling and laughing! One of those nurses that would do anything for anyone! He was a special light! I am thinking about you and your family in this time.

  23. Cody Losure Says:

    I have really fond memories of Matt. He was really always an A++ guy. Both funny and smart, and so much more. Saddened, I am to hear this news.
    Matt had a magnetic personality, and he had a very natural, cool personality. He was a very, very like-able person! He was always fun to talk to, and will be missed, but not forgotten! He was smart, funny, athletic, handsome, and very cool and like-able! My sincerest condolences to immediate family and closest friends. RIP Matt Landess!

  24. Colin Richards Says:

    Terry and family please know that Matt is loved and highly respected by his family on the 6th floor at NKCH. His caring and compassion as a Registered Nurse and a person will always be remembered and cherished. Our thoughts are with you all.

  25. Julie Tiedt Hill Says:

    Condolences to everyone who knew and loved this young man. May God hold all of you close until you are reunited again. Julie

  26. Bob Warde Says:

    Ray and family,

    My deepest sorrow for your loss. I have lost my sister and two great friends in the past 18 months or so, but nothing compares to the heavy heart after losing a child.

    Take care, my friend.

    Bob Warde & family

  27. Dave and Michelle Deppiesse Says:

    Ray & Debbie, we are saddened to hear of your son’s passing. Sending many hugs and prayers for strength, comfort, and peace to you and your family. Our sincere condolences.

  28. Ramona Draffen Jackson (co-worker) Says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of Matt. He was an amazing co-worker. He was very kind and always had a smile. He will truly be missed. My sincere prayers for you and your family.

  29. Barbara Smith Says:

    So sorry for your loss,God will see you thru this.

  30. Anita Rathburn Says:

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

  31. connie przybylski Says:

    There are no words to comfort you..only the knowledge that people are united with you in mourning a great young man taken way too young. We never got to meet matthew but seeing how the rest of your family is so close and loving we know we would have liked him. Ella will be missing a wonderful uncle. walt and connie przybylski

  32. Stan and Barb Mejia Says:

    Terry and Monica,
    Mark told me about this yesterday. We are so sad to hear of Matt’s passing. Cherish the great memories he left with you.

  33. Angie Frye Says:

    I am so sorry for your terribel loss. Matt was not only an amazing nurse but a great friend, matt was kind, funny, helpful, intelligent, caring, and had so much compassion for his patients. He will truly be missed as a friend, coworker, and as a huge part of our 6th floor work family. Love you Matt.

  34. Joni Graff Says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with the entire Landess family. Matt was a graduate of the October 2014 Nurse Residency Program at North Kansas City Hospital. He was a wonderful nurse, a great person, a friend to everyone, and will be missed by all the many lives he touched.

  35. Charlene Bruce Says:

    So sorry for the loss of your precious son. I enjoyed getting to know him in the NKCH ED during his clinicals. What a great young man! I too, lost my only son so I know your pain. Please know I am thinking of you. An old friend.

  36. Mir Moshref Says:

    You may have gone from sight, but never from heart and mind.
    While no words can express the pain of losing a loved one, the trail of memories and footprints of kindness left behind makes him remember and cherished everyday.
    Matt was not just a nurse, he was a friend, a cherisher, and a comforter to both patients and families.
    We are very sorry about your loss. Surely, it’s a tough and stressful moment. May he rest in peace and we keep him and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  37. Paula Sutcliffe Michalek Says:

    So many memories…. my heart goes out to you.

  38. Kevin and Suzy Harkins Says:

    Our family is so very sorry for the sudden loss of your dear son. This is truly a difficult and painful time for you. You are and will continue to be in our prayers. May God send ministering angels to surround you.

  39. Gary Hattock Says:

    Me deepest condolences. All the memories
    of the boys playing together all those years come flashing back
    A tragic loss. Prayers for all his family and friends.

  40. Cheryl (Nelson) Savedes & family Says:

    Terry and Monica,
    I cannot put into words how deeply sorry we all are to hear the news about Matthew. I know your hearts are broken. Just know that your family is with you in spirit altho we cannot be there in body. Great love is being sent with deep sadness.


    Your family in California
    Cheryl, Nick, Debbie and Jody.

  41. pam and stuart dalton Says:

    We are neighbors of Bill and Twyla’s and have been so deeply touched by your loss. Words can’t express it. You are in our prayers and thoughts. There is no depth of expression we can offer to show the magnitude of what you have had to face. We are deeply sorry for your loss. God bless you and keep you. Pam and Stuart Dalton

  42. Cindy McKinley Says:

    I cannot even begin to comprehend the depth of your loss. I pray God’s healing salve upon your hearts as you walk the path before you. You have my sincerest condolences.



  44. Pam Chapman Says:

    Debbie and Ray,

    Sorry sorry to have read about Matthew! May Gods love give you peace and understanding in this difficult time!

  45. Brett & Kate Esely Says:

    Terry & Monica,

    I am so sorry to hear about Matt. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Matt was one of a kind. I always enjoyed it when he would come in to the training room, tell us stories and make us laugh. I can only imagine how great of a nurse he was. RIP Matt you will be missed by many. Forever #15

    Brett & Kate

  46. Linda Harlin Says:

    Sincere sympathy for the family, friends and co-workers of Matthew. Prayers that God’s love touches each of you with comfort and strength. Linda (friend of Bill & Twyla)

  47. Heidi Horath Says:

    Sending you so much love and pray for peace. Nothing that i can do or say will take away the pain but know you are loved and supported. Matthew, I hold dear to my heart. My extended sweet family I send my deepest condolence. I’m feeling Matthew is still very much here spreading joy and love. I’m so sorry for your loss. Let me know if you need me. Love always and forever, Heidi

  48. Debra Logan Faris Says:

    Gary and Sylvia Summers-
    My deepest condolences on the loss of your grandson, Matthew.
    May God bless and comfort you and your family.

    Debbie Logan

  49. Rhonda & Alan Otlo Says:

    Debbie and Family,
    There are no words to express our sympathy for the pain and sorrow you are experiencing at this time. We are sending out to you all the prayers and love now and always. We hold a special place in our hearts! I just know that Matthew is in good hands and he is up there with my brother Larry laughing and joking around. He has been welcomed with open arms!!! Much Love to you all, Rhonda and Alan

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