ForeverMissed
Tyler John LaMasters, age 24, of Independence, Missouri passed away on June 12th, 2021 at his home. He was born June 6, 1997 in Kansas City, MO, the son of Timothy LaMasters (TJ) and Jennifer LaMasters. He graduated high school at Blue Springs South High School in 2015 and studied Computer Programming/Computer Science at Colorado State University.

On top of being a student, Tyler was a hard-working server at Texas Roadhouse. He also worked with DTF Enterprises for the Royals and Chiefs games for the past 8 years. He was such a hard worker that he also drove for Uber and delivering food with DoorDash. Tyler also loved technology and had many different gadgets. During his free time, he was always passionate about developing his own apps. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Traveling brought him joy throughout his life.

Tyler is survived by his parents Timothy LaMasters (TJ) and Jennifer LaMasters; his older brother Timothy LaMasters Jr. and wife Morgan LaMasters; as well as his younger brother Tanner LaMasters. He also leaves his granddad John Swanson and Papa Don Brassfield. He is survived by his close cousin Pamela Ratzlaff, and husband Kodee Ratzlaff and their daughter Tessa.  He is leaving his aunt Penni Swanson, her children and grandchildren.  Tyler also leaves his girlfriend Brenda Reyes. Lastly, he left his only nephew Asher LaMasters, who he loved and adored, as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Tyler was preceded in death by his grandmother Marilyn (Sue) Swanson whom he was very close with, three aunts Gloria Palmitier, Sheryl Jones-Schwartz, and Nancy Meier; and his uncle Denny LaMasters.

Funeral arrangements and services will be held at Park Lawn Funeral Home located at 8251 Hillcrest Rd. Kansas City, MO 64138 on Thursday, June 17th. Visitation will be 9am-10am with the funeral immediately after at 10am. Graveside services will follow. Details on a lunch afterwards will be shared shortly. Anyone who wishes to attend for any duration of time is invited and very welcomed to do so.

In lieu of sending flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in Tyler’s name. The family is also accepting donations to help cover funeral expenses at https://gofund.me/00236822.

Posted by Rick Adams on June 13, 2022
I can’t believe it’s been a year since u left us. I miss u Buddy, but I know u are at home with the Lord and u are at peace. Caleb and I went with your dad and brother to see your grave yesterday we had a sweet time together. I’m glad my relationship with you’re dad and you’re family is stronger, I just wish u we’re here too. I’ll see u sin bud.
Posted by Morgan Briner on June 12, 2022
Tyler it’s been a whole year without you. I miss you so much and I wish you could see how big Asher is now. He talks nonstop and I know you would have loved talking to him. Also, thank you for handpicking Emmie out for us. She’s perfect and I can’t help but think about you when I look at her, like you were sending down a piece of your heart to help us get by down here without you. I also miss hanging out with you and all the good times we had. I can’t help but wonder what life would be like if you were still here but then I get too sad thinking about the reality that you’re not. You mean so much to so many. We all miss you here on earth but I know we will all be together again one day.
Posted by Jennifer LaMasters on June 12, 2022
It has been a year since we lost you but it feels like yesterday. I miss your smile and laughter that would light up a room. I love you so much Tyler. Give grandma a hug from me. Love, Mom
Posted by Jennifer LaMasters on June 6, 2022
Happy heavenly Birthday son. I miss you so much. I think of you everyday. We will be together again one day. Till then take care of Grandma and give heaven some hell. You would really like that song. When it plays I think of you. Love, Mom
Posted by Jennifer LaMasters on July 18, 2021
To my son Tyler,

Did you know how much I loved you?
Did you know how much I cared?
Did you know I was so proud of you?
Did you know how many people filled up the church to say goodbye?
Did you know how many people cried for you?
Did you know how many people supported you, And us?
Did you know you weren’t alone?

Do you know I will never forget you?
Do you know I will always be your voice?
Do you know I will always be proud of you?
Do you know I will never stop hurting?
Do you know I will always cry for you?
Do you know I will always love you ?
Do you know I will see you again someday?

Till then goodbye my love,
Mom

Posted by Timothy LaMasters Jr on July 9, 2021
Thinking about you daily brother, Love you and miss you.

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Posted by Rick Adams on June 13, 2022
I can’t believe it’s been a year since u left us. I miss u Buddy, but I know u are at home with the Lord and u are at peace. Caleb and I went with your dad and brother to see your grave yesterday we had a sweet time together. I’m glad my relationship with you’re dad and you’re family is stronger, I just wish u we’re here too. I’ll see u sin bud.
Posted by Morgan Briner on June 12, 2022
Tyler it’s been a whole year without you. I miss you so much and I wish you could see how big Asher is now. He talks nonstop and I know you would have loved talking to him. Also, thank you for handpicking Emmie out for us. She’s perfect and I can’t help but think about you when I look at her, like you were sending down a piece of your heart to help us get by down here without you. I also miss hanging out with you and all the good times we had. I can’t help but wonder what life would be like if you were still here but then I get too sad thinking about the reality that you’re not. You mean so much to so many. We all miss you here on earth but I know we will all be together again one day.
Posted by Jennifer LaMasters on June 12, 2022
It has been a year since we lost you but it feels like yesterday. I miss your smile and laughter that would light up a room. I love you so much Tyler. Give grandma a hug from me. Love, Mom
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Tim & Family, Our hearts ache for you. We can only imagine the reunion in heaven. Lovingly,

Chuck & Nancy Beckum
TJ and Jennifer I am so sorry for your loss. I too lost a son a year ago this July 12th. It's like a piece of your heart is tore out of you. I want you to know that through Christ, your pain and heartbreak is a tad bit easier. I pray that God brings your entire family comfort at your time of need. Your son was my server a few times at Texas Roadhouse, I didn't know him well but he was great as my server. May GOD BLESS ALL Gary D Ashley, Sr

Gary Ashley, Sr
Jennifer and john I am so sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts and prayers. I cannot imagine your pain. I pray God gives you peace and comfort.

Tammy Thornton
Such a blessing to have been surrounded by you Tyler! I will cherish your positive attitude and friendship forever, I hope you are having fun up there 

Jordan smith
We are so sorry for your loss Jennifer and John. Sue Swanson loved and adored her boys! We are praying for comfort and peace for this difficult journey you both are traveling. We pray it will make you stronger to possibly help someone else in this journey. Love and Prayers, Joyce D.

Joyce and Ruben DePeralta
May you enter the arms of the angels to guide you into our Father's arms, where you will find peace and rest...you will be missed my friend, and kept in our hearts always.

Nancy Petrick
He was a great co worker and will be greatly missed

Amy Turner
I remember Tyler as such a loving and very smart kid. I was his second grade teacher and I enjoyed him in my class. He was the perfect student any teacher would have loved to teach him. He was well behaved and a hard worker. I remember him telling his mom that he had migraines because I was so loud. Rest well Tyler. I am praying for your strength family! Love, Ms. Green

Annette Green
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