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Obituary of William Robert McMaster


William Robert McMaster, 89, of Elizabethtown, Illinois passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Sue (Jackson) McMaster of Elizabethtown, IL; sister, Betty (McMaster) Cox of Paducah, KY; daughters: Cindy Hendley of Suwanee, GA and Mindy Angleton of Rosiclare, IL; son, William C. McMaster of Harrisburg, IL; and his amazing grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William C. McMaster and Olive (Hardesty) McMaster Williamson; and sisters, Virginia (McMaster) Ferrell and Dorothy Rae (McMaster) Sneed.
He was affectionately known as “Bill the Country Barber” and “Mayor of Hog Thief Creek”.
Bill was a proud Marine and served during the Korean War. He wore his Veterans hat proudly every day. His last few months were spent at the VA home in Anna, IL, where he received excellent care from the medical personnel. If you are looking into supporting an organization, please consider the VA Home, 792 North Main Street, Anna, IL. 62906-1627 or your local Veteran organization.
A celebration of life for Bill will be scheduled at a later date. Hardin County Funeral Service is overseeing arrangements.


  1. Larry and Connie Booten on August 17, 2021 at 9:51 am

    Sending love and prayers for God’s strength and comfort during this time. We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad.

  2. Jacob Brazell on August 19, 2021 at 6:36 am

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. He was a good man and a awesome barber. He always put a smile on everyone’s face that he would talk with. He was the definition of
    “Hardin County’s Finest Gentleman “

  3. Mary Anne Wools Travis on August 19, 2021 at 10:23 am

    Sue, Just read the news about Bill. Just wanted you to know how sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Doug Ramsey on August 25, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    Very sorry to hear this sad news. Although I haven’t lived in Hardin County for three decades, I always think about my time there. Bill was a gentleman who always put a smile on my face and a person whom I greatly admired. My thoughts and prayers to the family during this times.

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