Matthew H. Liston


AMBOY — Matthew H. Liston, 63, of Amboy Died at K.S.B Hospital on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

He was born in Amboy, on Nov. 5, 1956 the son of Paul "Pete" and Rosemary (Eisenberg) Liston. He was employed by the city of Amboy, owned and operated the Backroads Bar and Grill in in West Brooklyn, and worked construction.  He enjoyed playing pool and softball and was a Chicago Bear and White Sox fan.

He was preceded in death by his father and good friend, Don Donoho.

He is survived by his children, Marty Liston, of Belvidere, Greg (Shannon Miller) Liston, of Stillman Valley, and Danielle (Pete Alba) Lewis, of Dixon; five grandchildren, Tanner Liston,  Alexis Shoemaker, Adisen Liston, Carson Alba, Adilyn Alba; and one great-grandson, Avery Johnson; mother, Rosemary Liston and two sisters, Linda (Gilbert) Leffelman and Nancy (Mark)

Montavon, all of Amboy; and many nieces and nephews.

A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St Patrick Catholic Church in Amboy and burial will be in St Patrick Cemetery. A public celebration of life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.

Arrangements by the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy.

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