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John "Scott" Massman

John “Scott” Massman, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away Thursday March 30th on his 71st birthday peacefully at the hospital with family at his side.


Scott was born March 30th, 1952 in the Bronx, NY. He was shortly later adopted by his loving parents John and Laverne Massman. He was an only child. He grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he attended grade school through high school. Upon graduation he worked a few years in New York City under his father, but decided he wanted smaller town life, and moved to Coffeyville Kansas around 1970 and attended Coffeyville Community College graduating with a degree in land surveying.


Scott was united in marriage with his one true love Melissa Massman (Brown) on September 29, 1978 at Spring Hill Church north of Coffeyville. The couple made their home and family in Coffeyville Kansas. Scott worked several places throughout his career, including owning his own land surveying company, working for the City of Coffeyville for over 20 years, and other odds and ends. Scott was passionate about his work, including work done all throughout Coffeyville such as work on the stadium that is there today and other various road and construction projects throughout Coffeyville.


Scott was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, and has served on several of the boards there. Everybody that knew Scott, knew his love for music. Scott has played instruments since he was approximately 12 years old. He played drums, guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, mandolin, and other various instruments throughout his life. Scott was a man of not too many words during a conversation, but he could express himself through music. Most recently he enjoyed playing at the church and picking the guitar with his friends. Scott also enjoyed fishing and being outdoors.


Scott is survived by his daughter, Molly Massman Hutchison, and husband, Zack, of Parkerfield, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Melissa, and his parents, John and Laverne.


Following Scott’s wishes cremation will take place. A memorial service celebrating Scott’s life will take place Friday, April 7th, 2023, at 10:00 AM at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 1001 West 8th St. in Coffeyville, Kansas.


The family suggests memorials to the Midland Theatre of Coffeyville, Kansas and contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care to David W. Barnes Funeral Home at 306 N Cline Rd Coffeyville, Kansas 67337.


Friends may sign the register book on Thursday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.


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David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Coffeyville is in charge of arrangements.

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