In Memory of

Mathew Adam Herman

May 21, 1988 - June 17, 2022


Mathew Adam Herman, 34, of Independence, MO passed away June 17, 2022. A Celebration of Life will be 11:00 AM, Friday, July 1, 2022 at New Hope Baptist Church, 18000 E. Lexington Road, Independence, MO 64058. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Class at New Hope Baptist Church.

Mathew was born May 21, 1988 in Kansas City, MO. He graduated from William Chrisman High School. He later received his Associates of Applied Science in Electricity from Vatterott College in KCMO. Mathew was a member of the staff at H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation and received the rank of Eagle Scout. He became a member of Mic-O-say Tribe in 2003, where he received his tribal name Runner Daring Leap From Frog.

Mathew always enjoyed a good game of chess, fishing, going to the park and being a kid at heart. He devoted his life to helping other people who were less fortunate in ways many of us will never be able to equal.

His father, Michael Herman preceded him in death in 2000. Survivors include his mother, Geri Sue Nickell, brother James Herman, sister Stephanie Kitchen (Grant), nephew Nathan Kitchen, his children Mason Maynard, Meelah, Sulley and Mathew, his longtime girlfriend Nikky Guarina, and aunt Debra and many other aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 816-524-3700


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Matt was always there for me as he was for others as well. He never said no when I asked for help, and always helped with a smile. He always found the positive in things usually turning it into something funny he would say and when it came to hard labor I guess you could say he was like Hercules. I’m proud to have known Matt and to have been his friend. I will miss you deeply. Rest in peace, love , Stephanie Sanders

I wish I could of been there. I was trying to come but I couldn’t. I really miss Matt. Matt and Nikki gave us a place to live when we had no other place to go. They are such good people. He was like a brother to my late husband, Rob. Now and my husband can be together again. May God be with you, Matt. I’m praying for Nikki to get through this. I love you both.

Love 4ever and Always,
April Walker Allsup

Nikki I meet u and Matt through ur good friend Bill who bought me to ur home several times. I also know u was good people cause u shared ur home with many including my daughter and son in law when people was homeless. May God be with u during ur time of loss not only of Matt but also the loss of ur other friend.Sending prayers and hugs. Jerri Walker
Bill has also been told and send condolences.

Rest in peace Matt you will truly be missed by many … Fly with the angels

Our condolences go out to Matt’s Mother, Nikki and all of the family and friends that were touched by Matt during his life. Love and prayers go out to all. He’s going to be missed very much by everyone that loved him.

Eric & Carol Dawson

Mathew I will miss you brother we all will see each other again rest in peace until next time you deserve so much more big dawg I will always remember growing up with you and your brother James we all was brother’s just trying to grow up in the city I’m sorry I moved to Texas


Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Friday, July 1, 2022
11:00 AM Celebration of Life
New Hope Baptist Church
18000 E. Lexington Road
Independence, MO 64058