Matthew McCarl

Friday, July 17, 2009

Matthew McCarl died peacefully on Sunday, July 12. He was preceded in death by his infant brother, Andrew Whitson McCarl. Many people will mourn Matthew's passing including: his parents, Leesa Whitson and Andrew McCarl and his brothers, Marcas and Marshall McCarl of Stanley, Kan.; his maternal grandparents, Bobbie and Jerry Whitson of Pomme De Terre Lake, Mo.; his paternal grandparents, Harry and Mary McCarl of Overland Park, Kan.; his maternal aunt and uncle, Lynne Whitson and Mike Smith of Bailey, Colo.; his paternal aunts and uncles, Jeff and Saundra McCarl of Chandler, Ariz.; Scott and Carolyn McCarl of Santa Barbara, Calif.; Deborah McCarl and Marilyn Skurdahl of St. Cloud, Minn.; as well as his extended family, including his girlfriend of several years, Amber Garner of Overland Park, Kan.

Matthew touched an enormous number of people in his life, imbuing each with grace, patience and bringing out good qualities they did not know they possessed. Those qualities, in turn, impacted the lives of the people his friends met and loved. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 25, at 1 p.m., in the fellowship hall of Valley View Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Evening Care Program in care of Valley View Methodist Church, 8412 W. 95th Street, Overland Park, KS 66212 or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be expressed at