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Matthew L. “Matt” Sehorn

Matthew Lane “Matt” Sehorn was born January 23, 1961 in Harrisonville, Missouri and departed this life on March 14, 2020, at his home in Raymore, Missouri, surrounded by the love of family and friends, at the age of 59 years, 1 month and 20 days.

He was the son of Lee Roy and Jo Ann (James) Sehorn.

Matt spent his younger years in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, graduating from Lee’s Summit High School in 1979.

On July 26, 1981, Matt was united in marriage with Brenda Sue Harbit at Unity Village, Missouri. After their marriage, they lived in Lee’s Summit until 1989 when they moved to Raymore, Missouri after building their own home with the help of family and friends.

Matt was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church and had served as the church treasurer as well as youth group teacher.

Matt was a devout Christian and family man. He spent his time on earth as a loving and supportive husband, son, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, and was always there for his family when they needed him. He was a true “steward of mankind’, for if he heard of anyone in need, he was the first to help in any way he could, sacrificing his own time and resources for the common good.

Matt took an early retirement from Bayer Corporation, with over 20 years of service, to start his own HVAC company, Sehorn Mechanical, which was located in Pleasant Hill, Missouri.  

Matt was very active in the communities of both Raymore, Missouri and Pleasant Hill, Missouri. He was past President of Raymore’s Festival in the Park. Matt was also instrumental in the renovation of the Lay Clergy Council Thrift Store building in Pleasant Hill, Missouri, donating his time, money and equipment to help get the project up and running. He actively supported the Cass County Fair, and with concern for the wellbeing of the fair goers, supplied an airconditioned tent so they could get some relief from the heat. Matt’s hobbies included scuba diving and he was a member of the Kansas City Frogman’s Club, boating and local history. He was appointed by the mayor of Pleasant Hill to the Historical Preservation District Committee and was instrumental in the building of the new addition to the Pleasant Hill Historical Society Museum.

Matt was preceded in death by his father, Lee Roy Sehorn.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda S. (Harbit) Sehorn of the home; his mother, Jo Ann Moles and husband Keith of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; one son, Justin James Sehorn and wife Mila of Kansas City, Missouri; one daughter, Megan Sue (Sehorn) Morgan of Raymore, Missouri; two brothers, Randy Sehorn and Steve Sehorn both of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; one sister, Sharri (Sehorn) Grimes and husband Craig of Warsaw, Missouri; one step-sister, Stephanie Moles of Liberty, Missouri; one granddaughter, Gwynevere Lane Morgan, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many friends.

Cremation has been accorded. A Celebration of Life to honor Matthew Lane “Matt” Sehorn will be held at a later date. The time and date will be published here when the information becomes available.

40 Messages

  • Jim and Jana Wade Posted March 20, 2020 4:29 pm

    R>I>P> Matt

  • Jeff Krebs Posted March 21, 2020 11:23 am

    Thoughts and Prayers with Matt, his friends and family at this time. Rest In Peace Matt!

  • Jaqui Barney Posted March 21, 2020 11:23 am

    Matt was a bright spot in our lives. He will be sorely missed.

  • Paula McWhirt Posted March 21, 2020 11:32 am

    RIP Matt. You my friend were one of a kind and will be missed.

  • Scott Brown Posted March 21, 2020 11:33 am

    I know it’s been a long time and I want you to know that you have always held a special place in my heart Sue. I am so very sorry for your tragic loss. I know if he was your man he must have been a great man. May God bless you in the time to come…

  • Michelle Posted March 21, 2020 11:33 am

    One of the best men I have ever known, he was kind and funny and always made me smile. I know a lot of his family and I send much love and prayers

  • Cyndi Fannan Posted March 21, 2020 11:36 am

    My heart is broken! Sending prayers!

  • Lori Wilson Posted March 21, 2020 12:01 pm

    Brenda, Justin, Megan & family -Sending thoughts, prayers and love during these most difficult days ahead. I helped with the benefit. Seeing the love of his family and multitude of friends that rallied that day around Matt was overwhelming. Please know if you need anything – everyone is here to help. When Matt came into O’Connor he always said hi, had a smile, a hug and the laugh! His Genuine kindness and being a great person are what stands out to me. Prayers to all of you!

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