Matthew Lee Criss, 39, Melvern: Oct. 26, 1975 – June 22, 2015

MELVERN – Matthew Lee Criss, 39, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2015, at Stormont Vail Regional Medical Center, in Topeka, Kan. Matt was born on Oct. 26, 1975, in Emporia, Kan., the son of Robert and Nancy (Miller) Criss.

As a farmer and a heavy equipment operator Matt was a jack of all trades and could do and fix almost anything. He loved to spend time with his family and friends that he valued and cherished dearly. He immensely enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing, hunting, mudding, and working in his shop with his family and friends. Matt never knew a stranger and was always there to provide a helping and giving hand to anyone that needed it.  

He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy.

Matt is survived by his faithful and devoted wife, Angie Criss, of the home in Melvern; his children, Corey, Brock, and Mariah, his father, Robert, and his brother, K.B. He is also survived by nephews, extended family, and a host of dear friends who loved him and will miss him greatly.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 26, at Melvern United Methodist Church. Viewing will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Friday at the church. Burial will be in the Melvern Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made payable to the Matt Criss Memorial Fund, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences may be left at

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