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Matt E. Lyons

Memorial service for Matt E. Lyons will be Friday, December 1, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Lanman Chapel in Cherokee. Burial will follow at Cherokee Municipal Cemetery. 

Matt was born on July 6, 1953 to Jack and Irene Rumsey Lyons in Hutchinson, Kansas and passed from this life on November 23, 2017 in Woodward.  He married Suzy Wilson in 1981 and to this union four children were born.  Matt started working in the oilfield in 1970 and retired in 2008. He enjoyed being on his ranch as well as hunting and fishing.  He also loved spending time with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Lyons and Irene Rumsey Lyons; one daughter, Jessie Lyons; one brother, Had Lyons; two sisters, Mary-Gaye Lyons and Sherry White.

He is survived by his wife, Suzy Lyons of Woodward; his three children, Jenny Judd and husband, Logan of Helena, Levi Lyons of Waynoka and Lindsey Lyons of Mooreland; grandchildren, Merric, Mavric, Mathew and Hudson Judd, Maysey, Mattison and Makenzie Lyons, and Arlo “Banjo” Lyons; one sister, Shonda Martin and husband, Scott of Clarendon, Texas; one brother, Luke Lyons of Cherokee; step-mother, Juanell Lyons of Ames; two step-sisters, Tammy Maness and husband, Steve and Taunya Trammel of Enid and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorials may be given on behalf of the family to the funeral home.

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Lanman Funeral Home Staff


I was so saddened to hear of Matt's passing. My sincere condolences goes out to the family for your loss. I hope your grieving hearts will soon fill with memories of joyful times you had together. He was a gifted story teller and had a way of making everyday events memorable. He was a good friend and I'm sorry to see him go so soon.
Dixon Allen


Gone much too soon.  Matt was always genuine, always straight forward and always fun to do business with.  Best wishes to Suzy and all of Matt's family.
Trigg Snyder


Dear, Lyons Family:
Lindsey, Levi, Jenny, Suzy: I'm so sorry for your loss of your dad and husband. Matt was a great guy and a lot of fun to be around with. I wish you guys the best in the healing and recovery process. As everyday doesn't get easier when you lose a love one please be thankful for God to put you guys in my life! I realized that family is important and you need anything please don't hesitate to ask. I'm here if any of you want to talk. My mom is thankful for knowing Matt and having a great and fun cousin to hang out with!

I hated that I was shy and didn't talk much around you guys because it was different being around people i didn't know that well. I pray that God shows me how to grow stronger and show me that I need to build a better bond and learn to be friends with my cousins, aunts, and uncles in life.
Love You,
Derek Wierwille



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