Jack Royle Masters

May 19, 1928July 5, 2013

Jack R. Masters, 85, passed away July 5, 2013. A visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Monday July 8th at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 North 94th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Funeral service will be Tuesday, July 9th at 10:00 a.m. at Sunset Hills Christian Church, 6347 Leavenworth Rd., Kansas City, Kansas. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Humboldt, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to Emporia State University in care of the Education Department. Jack was the eldest of 8 children born to Theodore and Lillian Masters in Altoona, KS on May 19, 1928. He was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the United States Army. Jack earned both a BS and MS of Business at Emporia State University and a MS of Education Administration at Kansas University. He was a high school business teacher for 35 years; 32 of the years being at Washington High School in Kansas City, KS and taught part time at KCK Community College. He was a Past Master of the Roger E. Sherman Masonic Lodge and a member of Eastern Star, York Rite Bodies, Scottish Rite, Abdallah Shrine and American Legion VFW. He was a member of the Sunset Hills Christian Church. Jack was a die-hard KC Royals, KU Jayhawks and KC Chiefs fan and loved attending games or watching them on TV. Jack was preceded in death by his wife Trecia, in 1987 and also his sister. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his dearest friend, help-mate, companion, and wife Joyce E. Klifar, 3 step children, 2 brothers, 4 sisters, 6 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and many family and friends.


  • Visitation Monday, July 8, 2013
  • Masonic Service Monday, July 8, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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rae lynn olson

September 30, 2013

Jack was a great Uncle to me. I will never forget him and Trece come to watch me ride my horses. They always had words of encouragement. I loved them both. Rae Lynn Stanley Olson

Scott Alcanter

September 2, 2013

My grampa is the best "cant be beat" he would alway encourage you to do the right things, never judged you. he loved his family very very much and is a very proud man.Give you the shirt off his back.
love you gramps. GO ROYALS!!!


July 18, 2013

I am grateful for the life of Mr. Masters. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

Dixie Newkirk

July 12, 2013

Jack came into our family when he married my Dads sister Trecia. He was a real gentleman..
I am sorry for your loss..He will be missed by all who were blessed to know him..
Dixie(Stanley) Newkirk

Linda Jo (Stanley) Crismas

July 12, 2013

I wished I had known my Uncle Jack was ill. Since my aunt Trecia died in 1987 have lost contact with him. My mother and him stayed in contact over the years through Christmas cards. I really respected Uncle Jack a whole lot. He was a sweet indiviual. So sorry for all of you, He was special.

Jon Krapu

July 9, 2013

You are all in my thoughts and heart today. May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time.

July 9, 2013

We sent our love, prayers, and sympathy to cousin Jack's extended family....from your North Dakota relatives, Lonnie and Neil Wagner

David Masters

July 9, 2013

Jack was a great Brother. He bought me my first bicycle when he returned from Germany with the Army. I was eight years old. I will miss him greatly. Rest in peace Brother.

Lori (Rasdall) Wunder

July 8, 2013

Mr. Masters was a wonderful, kind man and a great teacher. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.

Leigh Ann Eisman

July 8, 2013

Mr. Masters was a wonderful teacher. Never quite got the shorthand thing, but he tried his best to make me! Peace be with you and your family during this difficult time.