Roetta McMaster

Roetta Irene (Blann) McMaster, 63, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on March 1, 2013, at the home, after a brief battle with cancer. Her husband and son were with her as she passed. Visitation will be at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary- Eudora Chapel, 1003 John L. Williams Drive, Eudora, Kansas, on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Chapel service will be at Warren-McElwain- Eudora Chapel, on Thursday March 7, 2013, at 10:00 am.

Roetta was born on February 8, 1950, and was the eldest of five children born to Ralph Henry Blann and Ruby Pauline (Baecker) Blann of Lawrence, Kansas, who have both preceded her in death. She was married to William E. Allee of Kansas City from 1965 to 1972 with whom she had a son. She was also married to Jesse O. Strang of Kansas City from 1974 to 1982. She married her current husband, Michael D. McMaster, in 1983, and they have enjoyed almost 30 years of happiness together.

With the exception of five years on the west coast, Roetta was a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area. She attended North Kansas City High School and graduated from Maple Woods Community College in 1984 with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science for Data Processing. She worked as a Data Entry Supervisor for Dolgin’s in North Kansas City and for Jackson County in downtown Kansas City. She collected Madame Alexander dolls, enjoyed watching bad science fiction movies with her husband, and loved mysteries in any form — novels, movies, and on TV.

Roetta was a loving wife and devoted mother, and her smile will be sorely missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband Michael D. McMaster of the home, son William A. Allee of the home, brother Rance Blann of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, sisters Roxann Blann, Robyn Blann, and Rendra Blann all of Lawrence, Kansas, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

 In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either the American Cancer Society or Planned Parenthood of Kansas City and may be sent in care of the mortuary.


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  1. Judy Radtka on March 2, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    I had the great pleasure of helping Mike and Roetta purchase and sell several homes.They were always kind and apleasure to work with and Roetta was one of my favoriet clients.She will be missed.

  2. Lana Osborne on March 4, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I am sorry for your loss and will keep in my prayers.

  3. Alex & Liz Lyon on March 4, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Mike, unfortunately I did not know your wife, however, I wished to offer my sincere condolences to you at this time.

  4. Dawn Murray on March 4, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I think I only met Roetta once but I felt I knew her from Mike. My thoughts are with Mike and the rest of her family at this difficult time.

  5. John & Karen Bodnar on March 5, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Mike, Although I never met your wife I did see you and her share a lot of quality time together over lunches. We are saddened by her loss and are keeping you and Roetta in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Rick Ruiz Schwebel on March 6, 2013 at 8:14 am

    To the family : my sincere condolences.
    There is no greater pain than the death of a loved one.
    Sometimes it seems almost more than a person can bear.
    Jehovah God helps us with this in His Word,
    He promises us that He will put a stop to all sickness
    and death will be no more (REV 21;3.4) Jehovah also
    shows His love for us through the ransom sacrifice
    of His beloved son Jesus Christ. What a wonderful gift to be given !
    Then the hope of seeing our loved ones again
    on this earth, transformed into a paradise. The Bible tells us
    this was Jehovah’s will when He created Adam & Eve.
    Please read:
    (Genesis 1:26,27; John 5: 28,29; Psalms 37:11,22,29).
    If you have any questions or comments,
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  7. Gail & Bob Elwell on March 7, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Our hearts & prayers are with you during this time.

  8. Sarah Nelson on March 7, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Dear Mike,
    I only had the pleasure of meeting Roetta once briefly. My sincer condolences to you and know that I will continue to pray for you as you grieve her loss.
    God keep you my friend,
    Sarah Nelson

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