Kelly McMasters


Kelly McMasters, age 57, passed away peacefully on May 10th, 2021, at Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, KS. 

Kelly was born on May 22nd, 1963 to Bobby and Cheryl (Guinn) McMasters in Springfield, Missouri. He graduated from University of Missouri-Rolla with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management in 1987. He worked as an application engineer for over 17 years at Power Motion Sales. On October 24th, 1994, he welcomed his daughter into the world and they were inseparable ever since. 

A man of many ideas, he was always planning new gadgets to create or improve. Many knew him to be a highly intelligent man, who also had a love for music, food, and truly a kid at heart. He was a kind and gentleman who made quick friends of anyone around him. There were always smiles and laughter whenever he was around. His humor, wit, and “dad jokes” will be sorely missed.

His passing is preceded in death by his mother, Cheryl Maxine McMasters. He is survived by his father, Bobby J. McMasters; and his daughter, Brenna R. McMasters.


A memorial for Kelly McMasters will be held on June 27th from 4:00pm until 8:30pm at his home, 16284 S. Blake St., in Olathe, KS 66062. 


“That awkward moment between birth and death” 


  1. Kyle Maledy on June 18, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    I had the pleasure of meeting with Kelly very early on in my career and working with him ever since. We quickly learned that we had very similar hobbies and I always enjoyed talking to him about the various things he was wiring, programming, or tinkering with. His vast knowledge and experience were gladly shared with anyone who asked, and no matter the topic you always walked away knowing something you didn’t before. In addition to his friends, family, and colleagues, he will be missed by the automation community as a whole.

  2. John DeCecco on June 11, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    My condolences to Kelly’s family and close friends.

    Kelly and I spent a lot of time together over the years, working with customers to improve their process needs. We got to know each other very well, and I always looked forward to spending time with him.

    I will miss his humour, quit witted comments, and his outlook on life. He was a special guy in so many ways, to so many people.

    RIP Kelly and “Long May You Run.”

  3. Rusty Simpson on June 11, 2021 at 9:07 am

    I got an opportunity to be around Kelly for several days at a training in Nashville. I enjoyed his quick wit and and friendly manner. The world needs more people like Kelly. So sorry for your loss.

  4. SS on June 10, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    I am better for knowing you, better for loving you, better for having met you. May you be as blessed in the next life, my friend, as I was in this one by knowing you,

  5. Jack Puleo on June 10, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    A good man whom I enjoyed working with. Incredibly smart and a joy to be around. Your loss is great but the pain now is always worth the joy then.

  6. David J on June 10, 2021 at 9:05 am

    Kelly was a great guy with an awesome sense of humor. The world is a darker place without him.

  7. Scott Wilson on June 9, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Kelly on several projects & he was always on top of his game. I pray he’s living large in a far better place.

  8. Lori Jones-Wilson on June 9, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    Kelly and I were elementary schoolmates. I am so sorry to here of his passing. He was always kind and sweet young boy with a humorous side. May God bless and comfort you during this time.

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