Obituary of Matthew McClellan

Matthew Todd McClellan, age 38, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 26, 2021, at the Via Christi Emergency Room in Ft. Scott.

He was born August 27, 1982, in Ft. Scott, the son of Eugene Arthur McClellan and Juliet Ann Simmons McClellan.  Matt graduated from the Ft. Scott High School with the Class of 2000.  He went on to receive his Associates Degree from Ft. Scott Community College.

He married Starlene Bowden on December 11, 2010, at Ft. Scott.  Matt had been employed by Ward Kraft for sixteen years.  Matt enjoyed golfing and fishing.  He was a hard worker and used his talents to remodel two homes.  Matt and Star had also welcomed several foster children into their home over the last eight years.

He was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church.


Survivors include his wife, Star and their two daughters, Madelynn and Madyson, all of the home in Ft. Scott

. His mother, Julie McClellan, of Ft. Scott and his brothers and sisters, Josh McClellan (Rechelle), Daren Hutchison (Kristen), Jill Durbin (Jesse), Brenda Pense (Jim), Tricia Heston (Doug), Rick McClellan (Teresa), Chuck McClellan (Tina) and Cheryl McClellan.  Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Brenda Bowden and numerous nieces and nephews.


Following cremation, Rev. Rod Hillhouse will conduct a celebration of life service at 10:30 A.M. Friday July 2nd at the Apostolic Pentecostal Church.

Memorials are suggested to Paws & Claws Animal Shelter and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347 Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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