|Birth: ||Aug. 16, 1965|
|Death: ||Oct. 10, 2007|
Matthew James Anson is the son of Lester & Clara Anson. He was the youngest of eight children. His family moved around a lot but he spent most of his childhood years growing up in and around Lincoln, Nebraska.
He was married to Kelly Colleen (Klingler - Conway) Anson on December 7, 1988. He became an instant father to Kelly's two young sons, John Michael "Buddy" Conway and Sean Patrick Conway. Matt and Kelly raised their family in Independence, Missouri.
Matt was a hard working man who supported his family and taught his sons a good work ethic. He was a carpenter, roofer, electrician, plumber, and jack-of-all-trades. There wasn't much that he couldn't do. He enjoyed coaching his sons' basketball and baseball teams as well.
Matt enjoyed so many hobbies and lived life to the fullest. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, camp and fish, he raced vintage motorcycles, rode four-wheel ATVs, he belonged to a Horseshoe club, golf league and softball league.
Matt was very generous and loved to help others whenever he could. If he only had a dime and a nickel, he'd give you the dime if he thought you needed it.
Matt loved Full-Gospel church worship, he was a Full-Gospel minister and served the Lord until the day he died.
He left his family far too soon, when he was killed in a work accident. Our Matthew had a huge heart, a strong back, a big voice, and a distinct laugh. His presence is so sorely missed in our lives.
"Matt was one of the best men I knew. He was a devoted husband and father, instilling in his boys a level of ethics and compassion rarely seen today. He loved a good laugh, but never at the expense of others. He leaves behind a legacy of love and dedication for his family, his fellow man, and his God. For whatever reason, his work on earth was finished. It will be on us, as a family, to not let his influence be lost also. ...The honor of having known him, however briefly leaves me compelled to choose my words carefully, so as not to tarnish the armor this valiant man wore." - Steven Klingler (Matthew Anson's brother-in-law)
Thank you, Jesus, for your inexhaustible supply of grace and mercy. Without it, I would not have made it through these years of loneliness, grief and sadness.
Thank you for your life, your death, your blood and your righteousness, your everlasting love and mercy.
Thank you for giving us our only hope of being reunited with our loved ones, to be forever at your side, in your eternal kingdom. That is the day that I live for now. Until then, I thank you for meeting my needs every day, and I know you will continue to get me through each day until that time comes. You are our only hope. The hope that I will cling to until you call me home. -Amen
Lester Roland Anson (1928 - 2001)
Clara Marie Snover Anson (1928 - 2003)
Back of stone reads:
Loving parents of
John M Conway II
Sean P Conway
Created by: Lutheran Rose
Record added: Mar 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49559409
For my sweetheart, You are missed every second of every day, Homie. Our love lives on and I am your wife for all eternity. ♥|
Added: Apr. 17, 2010