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Dr Melvin L. Masterson
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Birth: Sep. 12, 1923
Cass County
Missouri, USA
Death: May 10, 2013
Saint Joseph
Buchanan County
Missouri, USA

Dr. Melvin L. Masterson, retired physician of Troy, Kan., died May 10, 2013, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph. He was 89. He graduated from high school in Louisburg, Kan. in 1941, and enrolled at the University of Kansas, living in Battenfeld Scholarship Hall. He entered a U.S. Army program to complete a medical degree at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. At the Army hospital there, he met Alice L. Sorensen, an Army nurse. They were married April 10, 1945. They had two daughters and two sons. He was recalled to service as a U.S. Air Force flight surgeon in 1954. He was a board-certified radiologist practicing in Hutchinson, Kan. He also practiced family medicine in Paola, Kan., and Troy. He retired in 1987. Known as "Doc," he was a gregarious man who told good stories and was an avid fan of golf, the Chiefs, the Royals and Jayhawks basketball. In 2009, he published "Smiles or Tears," a collection of stories about his experiences as a small-town doctor. He was a loyal Lions Club member, sang in the church choir, and was a voracious reader; he loved his patients and the practice of medicine. His oldest daughter, Susan Masterson Russell, died of cancer in 2002. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Alice L. Masterson; his daughter, Evelyn Masterson Rapport (Michael) of Lawrence, Kan.; his sons, Dr. Robert E. Masterson, of Champaign, Ill., and Lt. Col. (Ret.) Michael J. Masterson (Jane Ellen) of Grady, Ala.; his son-in-law, Steven P. Russell (Sara) of Independence, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; his sister, Rosematy Overbey, of Kansas City, Mo.; his sister-in-law, Margie Masterson, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will greet friends starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, at Troy United Methodist Church. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m., followed by private inurnment at Leavenworth National Cemetery. 
Family links: 
  Roy Earl Masterson (1900 - 1970)
  Lucile Stoker Masterson (1904 - 1996)
  Alice L. Sorensen Masterson (1922 - 2013)*
  Susan M. Masterson Russell (1946 - 2002)*
  Melvin L. Masterson (1923 - 2013)
  Donald G. Masterson (1924 - 2008)*
*Calculated relationship
Leavenworth National Cemetery
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Sec .58 A Row 7 Site 8
Created by: Vernon Gibbons
Record added: May 14, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 110535138
Dr Melvin L. Masterson
Added by: Joyce Nance-Woodcock
Dr Melvin L. Masterson
Added by: Joyce Nance-Woodcock
Dr Melvin L. Masterson
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Happy 90th Birthday!
- Sandy
 Added: Sep. 12, 2013

- Joyce Nance-Woodcock
 Added: May. 20, 2013
I'll miss you!
- Sandy
 Added: May. 14, 2013

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