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Matthew Cannon

April 11, 1985 — September 15, 2016

El Paso-Matthew R. Cannon, 31, of El Paso, IL passed away at 3:17 pm on Thursday, September 15, 2016 in El Paso.

He was born on April 11, 1985 in Pontiac, IL a son of Richard E. and Pamela Kilpatrick Cannon. He married Jessica Griffith on September 20, 2014 in El Paso. She survives.

Also surviving are his parents of El Paso; two sons, Noah Hornsby and Ames Cannon; one sister, Angie (Matt) Armstrong of El Paso; grandmother, Mary Ann Kilpatrick of Pinellas, FL; and two nephews, Chase Porter and Jameson Armstrong.

Matt loved spending time with his sons. He enjoyed the outdoors where he could fish or shoot guns. He was also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Paso.

Memorial may be directed to the El Paso Rescue Squad or El Paso Police Department. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


SEP 20. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738-1561

Funeral Service

SEP 20. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738-1561

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