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Jeffrey W. Matchell

April 19, 1954September 12, 2020
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Jeffrey Matchell, 66, died on September 12, 2020, at home.

Jeff was born on April 19, 1954, in St. Louis, MO to John W. and Jeanette (Boenker) Matchell. He was a Hoover High School graduate as well as Drake University. Jeff married Kathryn Hallman and they spent 37 years together boating on Beaver Lake in northwest Arkansas and hiking in the Rocky Mountain National Park. They enjoyed being home together with friends and family.

Jeff retired from Xerox as Client Delivery Manager. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn, daughter, Michelle, and granddaughter Grace.

The family would like to express gratitude to Dr. Tom Buroker and Nurses Michelle and Melanie for their loving care and compassion during Jeff’s journey.

Memorial services will be 11 am on Tuesday, September 22 at McLaren’s Resthaven Chapel in West Des Moines. The family will receive friends beginning at 10 am until service time on Tuesday morning. Inurnment of the cremated remains will be at Resthaven Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Mission Cancer and Blood located at John Stoddard Cancer Center.


  • Mission Cancer


22 September


10:00 am - 11:00 am

McLaren's Resthaven Chapel

801 19th Street
West Des Moines, Iowa

22 September

Memorial Service

11:00 am

McLaren's Resthaven Chapel

801 19th Street
West Des Moines, Iowa


Jeffrey W. Matchell

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Kate and Ross Larson

September 21, 2020

Dear Kay, we grieve with you on Jeff's passing. Thank you for loving Jeff--he was a happy man with you by his side. Thoughts and on-going prayers for you and your beautiful family... Much love, Kate and Ross Larson

Chris & Laurie Dowie

September 21, 2020


Our sincere heartfelt condolences go to you and to all of those who loved Jeff. He was truly one of the best.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

Much love,
Chris & Laurie Dowie

Sheryl Sauerman

September 18, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear Jeff passed. He was one of the kindest, gentle people I know. I loved when they would practice at our house. They had so much fun, besides they were good. I bet Bob was right there to welcome him home. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Deborah Dessert

September 17, 2020

Kay, I am sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Marcia Moore

September 15, 2020

I’m so very, very sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing.
He and I worked together at Rees Associates several years ago and we became friends.
Jeff was a kind, caring person and he was funny. He shared great stories and I know he loved his family beyond words.
Jeff was a bright, talented guy and he had a really good heart.
To his family: Jeff sure loved you and I’m so sorry for your loss.
PS - I like to think Jeff and Glenn Frey are playing guitar together in Heaven.

With deep sympathy,
Marcia Moore
West Des Moines

Robert Economaki

September 15, 2020

My life is enriched from the long time friendship I had with this very kind soul.
Jeff was a wonderful kindred spirit.
May Jeff rest in peace and my condolences to his family.

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