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Michael W. VanMatre

July 2, 1974 November 21, 2022
Michael W.  VanMatre
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Obituary for Michael W. VanMatre

Michael W. VanMatre, 48, of Bellmont, IL, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2022 at his residence. He was born on July 2, 1974 in Olney, Illinois, the son of Paul W. and Phyllis (Yarbrough) VanMatre. Mike was a graduate of Mount Carmel High School Class of 1992. He married Roxanna R. Smith on October 11, 2001 in Henderson, Kentucky.


Mike was a hard worker and was employed at Diversity-Vuteq as a maintenance technician. Prior to this, Mike spent twenty-five years at Wabash Container where he made many friendships. Mike was lovingly referred to as a “jack of all trades” with a broad knowledge in many different areas. Mike was very handy and could fix anything. He loved looking at something that didn’t run and making it work again. In his free time, Mike loved spending time with his grandchildren who brought great joy to his life. He will be missed by his family and friends.


Mike will be remembered by his wife, Roxanna VanMatre; children, Trevor Goodson, Taylor (Mark) Sharp, Kyle (Chelsea) VanMatre, and Zachary VanMatre; grandchildren, Aiden, Alanna, Axton, Keegan, and Sawyer; mother, Phyllis Yarbrough; bonus mother, Tina VanMatre; brothers, Timothy (Dawn) Banks, Thomas (Angie)Tougaw, Martin (Vanessa) VanMatre, and Brandon (Ronda) Cullison; sisters, Rachel (Gabe) Patterson, Heather Bobbitt, and Penny (Robert) McCloud; grandmother, Goldie Deisher.


Mike was preceded in death by his father, Paul VanMatre; paternal grandparents, Dorothy and Ted VanMatre; maternal grandfather, Daniel Yarbrough; aunt, Kathy Adams; uncle, Roger Gillihan; infant uncle, Tommy; pops, John Byrns; brother, Allen Byrns.


Family and friends are invited to gather for a Memorial Visitation from 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 30, 2022 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home.


A Memorial Service will be at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 30, 2022, in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Atkins officiating.


Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Mike’s tribute wall, purchase flowers and leave condolences for the VanMatre family, please visit www.keepesfuneralhome.com




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Visitation

Wednesday

30

Nov

12:00 PM 11/30/2022 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 11/30/2022 1:00:00 PM
Keepes Funeral Home

1500 N. Cherry
Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Keepes Funeral Home
1500 N. Cherry Mount Carmel 62863 IL
United States

Celebration of Life

Wednesday

30

Nov

1:00 PM 11/30/2022 1:00:00 PM
Keepes Funeral Home

1500 N. Cherry
Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Keepes Funeral Home
1500 N. Cherry Mount Carmel 62863 IL
United States
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