Matthew Steven Wright, 20, of Gardner passed away in Pittsburg, KS on April 28, 2011.
Matthew was born Dec. 3, 1990 in Overland Park, KS to Steven A and Barbara J (Frye) Wright. A life-long area resident, he grew up in Gardner. Matthew was a former GEHS football player and graduated from Gardner High School in 2009. Matthew was a student at Pittsburg State Univ., Pittsburg, KS. He loved to fish and hunt, and was an exceptional musician. Matthew was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He will be dearly missed by family and friends.
Matthew is survived by his parents of the home; sister Chelsea M. Wright and fiancé Derek Rothfuss, Olathe and grandmother Virginia Frye, Olathe, KS.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 am Mon., May 2, 2011 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 555 W Main, Gardner, KS. Burial follows at St. Columbia Catholic Cemetery, Gardner, KS. Visitation 1:00-5:00 pm Sun., May 1, 2011 with a Rosary at 5:00 pm at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Building Fund. Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com ;