Matthew Jerome Stonebraker, 31, formerly of Fort Scott, Kan., and currently of Overland Park, Kan., died Saturday, March 20, 2010 at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee Mission, Kan.
He was born Jan. 31, 1979 in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Jerome Edward Stonebraker of Olathe, Kan., and Linda Irene (Wilson) Stonebraker of Overland Park, Kan.
Matthew was an artist in water color and oil and has art work hanging in the new Olathe Art Gallery.
He did Video Production at the Indian Creek Christian church in Olathe, and was a freelance photographer.
He designed the cover for an up and coming Christian Rock singer, and received a Merit Award from the Kansas City Art institute.
He was currently attending UMKC for Video Production and was just recently accepted into the A.I.T. in Overland Park.
He was a full time dad to his kids, and he enjoyed running and cycling, and he loved to play the guitar.
Matthew is survived by his two children; Primulla R. Stonebraker, and Xavier M. Stonebraker of Olathe, Kan., his mother Linda, his father Jerry, two sisters; Angie Hall of Fort Scott, Kan., and Tabatha Lane, also of Fort Scott, maternal grandmother; Martha Petrie of Bronson, Kan., paternal grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stonebraker of El Dorado Springs, Mo., and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Kenton Wilson.
Pastor Steve Bell will conduct funeral services 2 p.m. Friday, March 26, 2010 at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home with a visitation beginning at 1 p.m. prior to services.
Burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309 Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.
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