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Matthew Council December 20, 1969 - October 9, 2022

Date of Funeral

October 24, 2022

Matthew Michael Council, age 52 of Ozark, Missouri passed away Sunday, October 9, 2022, at his home in Ozark, Missouri. He was born December 20,1969, in Denver, Colorado, the son of Michael and Jo Ann (Ramsey) Council. On July 7, 2018, Matthew was united in marriage to the love of his life, Stephanie Jantz.

Matthew was a caring and hardworking man who loved being outdoors, cooking, overlanding and camping with his wife. He was a dedicated employee of the Department of Natural Resources, Longhorn Steakhouse, and Kum N Go.

Matthew is survived by his loving wife Stephanie; father Michael (Mike) Council; son Nolan Council; son-in-law Phillip Dust; daughter-in-law Samantha Dust; mother-in-law Delores Jantz and granddaughter Kylee Dust. He is preceded in death by his mother Jo Ann Council, daughter-in-law Tiffany Dust, granddaughter Kelsey Dust and unborn grandson David Dust.

Memorial funeral services for Matthew will be 6:00 P.M. Monday, October 24, 2022 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri. Visitation will be 5:00 P.M. Monday until service time in the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.




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    Bonnie Gray says

    My heart is breaking for all the Family. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.

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    Britt Beneke says

    Matthew will be dearly missed. I loved seeing him every morning at the gas station. He truly became a dear friend sharing stories back and forth. Just this past Friday he was giving me such a hard time and he thought it was hilarious. I will miss him.

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    Graham McCaleb says

    Absolutely heartbreaking. My deepest condolences to your family during this difficult time. I hadn’t spoken to Matthew since last month and wish I had reached out. I will miss Matthew very much and always enjoyed our time together.

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    Stan Fagerlin says

    I was shocked and saddened to learn of Matt’s death. Most of my dealings with Matt were when he was a student in the geology program at MSU, both in classes and on field trips. He was always a pleasure to be around. Unfortunately I have rarely seen him since I retired. My condolences to his family and friends.

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    Robert & April Phillips says

    We are so sorry Nolan. Prayers always

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    Erwin joseph Mantei says

    I was so sorry about Matt. I was one of his geology professors. I was also sorry that I couldn’t attend his funeral because I was in Kansas City for my youngest daughter’s wedding. My deepest condolences.
    Dr Erwin Mantei

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