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Charles R. Masterson – Earl E. McKenzie

Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 10:44 am

Charles R. Masterson

Charles R. Masterson

Charles R. Masterson

Mr. Charles Russell Masterson, 67, of Winfield, passed away Wednesday night, Aug. 5, 2015 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Born Dec. 10, 1947 in Kansas City, he was the son of Boyd F. and Mary Marie Johnson Masterson.

Charlie was a 1966 graduate of New Madrid High School in New Madrid.

He served his country in the United States Air Force from July 1967 until May 1971.

Stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base in Grand Forks, ND, he served under the Strategic Air Command (SAC) as a Jet Engine Mechanic Specialist on the B-52 and KC-135 aircrafts.

Charlie was united in marriage on Sept. 14, 1973 in St. Peters to Barbara Faye LaVallee.

This union was blessed with two children: Paul Jason and Heather Renee’.

He worked as a Communication Technician for AT&T, retiring in January 2002.

He then worked for B&B Construction until 2009.

Charlie was a member of the Lincoln County Democratic Club and Communications Workers of America (CWA).

He was a model builder and an avid sports fan, especially football.

Charlie enjoyed traveling.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Boyd and Marie Masterson, Sr.

Survivors include his beloved wife of nearly 42 years, Barbara Masterson of Winfield; one son, Jason Masterson of Joplin and his girlfriend, Dee Schofield of Oronogo; one daughter, Heather Glascoff and her husband, Daniel, of Winfield; and three grandchildren: Cheyenne Johnson-Glascoff, Alaina Glascoff and Evan Glascoff.  Charlie also leaves his siblings: Frank Masterson and his wife, Thelma, of New Madrid, David Masterson and his wife, Barbara, of Key West, FL, Karen Swift of Wappapello Lake and Boyd “Matt” Masterson, Jr. and his wife, Teresa, of St. Charle; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Home Style Celebration of Life was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 at the Hawk Point Community Park Booster Club.

Feel free to bring a dish and a story to share about Charlie.

Memorial Donations may be made to the Family of Charlie Masterson in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home; 3838 East Highway 47/P.O. Box 253; Winfield, MO 63389.

Online condolences may be made at


Earl E. McKenzie

Earl E. McKenzie

Earl E. McKenzie

Earl E. McKenzie, 79 of Beardstown, died Monday, July 27, 2015 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

He was born Oct. 7, 1935 in Minneapolis, MN, the son of Arden and Mamie Perry McKenzie.

He married Doris French on June 24, 1960 at Sangamon Valley Presbyterian Church in rural Virginia.

He is survived by his wife Doris McKenzie of Beardstown; two daughters Jennifer (husband Eric) Meyer and Jill (husband Darin) Paul of Beardstown; four granddaughters Ashlee and Allison Paul, and Jessica and Sydney Meyer; and one sister Jean Koch of Dardenne Prairie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Ardene Elmore, and one brother Jimmy McKenzie.

Earl graduated from Beardstown High School in the class of 1953.

He had worked for Schultz-Baujan Flour Mill in Beardstown until 1965 and then, up until his death, he was known for his carpentry and painting talents.

He was a faithful attendee of Sangamon Valley Presbyterian Church.

Earl enjoyed bowling and has played for over 60 years in Beardstown, Rushville, and Jacksonville.

He served on the Beardstown Volunteer Fire Department for forty years, and for fifteen of those years was also the Beardstown Ambulance Department Chief.

Earl loved watching his granddaughters sports activities, was very active in serving his community, and was a “rabid” St. Louis Cardinals fan.

His greatest joy was being with his family.

He will always be remembered for his kind heart, his contagious smile, and his quick wit.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2015 at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown.

Burial was held in the Beardstown City Cemetery.

An informal visitation was held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, and the family met friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the memorial home.

Memorials have been suggested to Sangamon Valley Presbyterian Church or Beardstown Volunteer Fire Department.

Condolences may be left online at or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.