Master Deputy Matthew S. Cecil

Master Deputy Matthew S. Cecil, 44, of Shawnee, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at Overland Park Regional. Matthew was born on August 17, 1975, to Charles Cecil and Linda Carroll in Independence, Missouri. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Scott Cecil; maternal grandparents Daniel and Phyllis Sophy; paternal grandparents Charles E. and WillaDean Cecil. He is survived by his wife, Jeri Cecil; his daughter, Vanessa Cecil; his step-children, Mikayla Doyle and Gabe Benavides; his father and stepmother, Charles and Katie Cecil; and mother, Linda Carroll; and siblings Stacey Thompson, Mindy Cecil, Amy Baer, Shane Cecil.


A visitation will be on Monday, October 7, 2019 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm with a funeral service beginning at 1:00 pm at Amos Family Funeral Home, 10901 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas 66213.


Memorial contributions may be made to:

Matthew S. Cecil Fund at
c/o Jeri Cecil
12328 W. 85th Terrace # 921,
Lenexa, Kansas 66215.


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Posted in Kansas City Obituaries, Obituaries | on Thursday, Oct. 3rd 2019 | 12 Comments »

12 Comments on “Master Deputy Matthew S. Cecil”

  1. Denise Sroor Says:

    Charlie and Katie, we are so sorry for your loss. We can’t imagine losing another one of your children when you just lost another. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you guys ❤️

  2. Leslie Pratt Says:

    Thank you for your service to our county. My sincere condolences to family, friends, and the department.

  3. Lynne Tevis Says:

    I’ve known Deputy Cecil for many years having met him in the course of my job. He was always, without exception, very kind to me and others in my office.

    I will forever remember his smiling face and keep him in my prayers. He made a difference in my life, as I’m sure he did for others that knew him.

    I am so very sorry for your loss.

  4. Greg Workman Says:

    Was & always will be my one of my best buddies.

  5. Carol Gentry Says:

    Jeri my heart goes out to you and your family for having to go through this! Put your faith in God that all things work for good and Matt’s passing will have positive outcome on others. I personally am so happy that I got to tell Matt (at Helen’s funeral in January) how much the family loved and appreciated that you had gotten such a great guy! My heart and love go out to you during this time!

  6. Debbie Cecil Miller Says:

    There is such a sadness with me knowing that I will never see that “Matthew Smile” again. He brought a joy into the room ss he entered it. My sincerest sympathies to all.

  7. Paula Franklin Says:

    My heart breaks for you guys. May God send you the strength you need as you endure this sadness. I love you all!

  8. Steve & Michelle Johnson Says:

    Our deepest sympathy. We are sending love and prayers since we cannot be with you to honor Matt on Monday.

  9. Sheila Landes Says:

    Stacey, so sorry for your loss.

  10. Erin Fraise (Rinker) Says:

    I am so very sorry to hear about your loss, Jeri. May you find the strength you need to endure. Sending you hugs.

  11. Mike Shilko Says:

    Just met my “new” cousin recently. We had planned to get together with a broader group of his new family in the near future. I hope he is at peace.

  12. Don Paula David Staton Says:

    Thoughts and prayers to all of you. We will always keep Matthew in our hearts and remember the many times he spent time with us as a child
    Rest In Peace Matthew We loved you very much

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