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Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Bill J. Lemasters, age 88, of Overland Park, Kan., passed July 5, 2013.
A visitation was held from 9:30-10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9 at the Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, Mo.
A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9 at Vandalia Cemetery in Vandalia, Mo.
In memory of Bill, contributions may be made to Kendallwood Hospice.
Bill was born February 4, 1925 in Wellsville, Mo. to Otis and Nona Lemasters.
He farmed with his brother Jack in the Vandalia area from 1951-1981.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Betty Lemasters. He farmed with his loving wife of 62 years, Betty Lemasters; brother and sister-in-law Jack and Evelyn Lemasters; as well as one sister Mavis Alexander.
He is survived by his daughter Nancy Ludwig and husband Don Lemasters of Phoenix, Ariz.; two grandsons, Brian Hesse and wife Holly of Olathe, Kan.; Criag Lemasters of Eugene Ore. or two granddaughters Carrie Lemasters of Seattle, Wash. and Kristina Lemasters of Portland, Ore.; great-grandchildren Jaxon and Ella Hesse, Jack, Thomas, and Colin DeBruler; and two nephews Randy Lemasters and wife Lana, Steve Lemasters and wife Vicki.
Online condolences may be expressed at Arrangements made by Speaks Suburban Chapel.