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Welcome to the LBT website. Lamar Bank & Trust Company is a locally owned and operated full-service financial institution located in Lamar, Missouri. LBT is a leader in technology and is know for being one of the first banks in Missouri to offer e-statements. Internet banking and debit cards have been regular products of the bank for years.

LBT specializes in personal loans, small business & agriculture loans, and home mortgage products. Loan officers have a good understanding of the local and regional economy. Loan decisions are made locally which provides for quick loan reviews, timely loan processing, and personal customer service. 

2018 marked the bank's 93rd anniversary. The bank strives to promote a community spirit with active involvement in most community events including Relay For Life, Lamar Free Fair, and a host of related programs. LBT is an active member in the Barton County Chamber of Commerce, Barton County Community Development Corporation, Missouri Banker's Association, and the American Banker's Association. 

LBT's motto is "A Better Way To Bank". New account features, new products, experienced staff, community involvement with dollars invested in the local community all depict what the staff of LBT would like to share as part of the community banking spirit. Additionally, the bank offers bus trips and kids club activities.

BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida is proud to bestow its highest 5-star Superior rating upon Lamar Bank & Trust Company as of June 2018. This marks the 118th consecutive quarter that LBT has earned the distinction. Only 3% of the nation's banks can claim this. 

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For additional information about Lamar Bank & Trust Company, please contact one of the following officers listed below:

Patrick O'Neal, President & Chief Executive Officer

NMLS # 484798


Kevin Little, Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer

NMLS # 477612


Becky Blackford, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer



Garry Robinson, Senior Vice President-Springfield Community President


Kent Morey, Senior Vice President 

NMLS # 476675


John Gilkey, Senior Vice President

NMLS # 637376



Brad Williams, Vice President

NMLS # 637545


John Bary, Assistant Vice President


Roman Lehman, Assistant Vice President

NMLS # 1263226


Carla Barnes, Assistant Vice President

NMLS # 710855


Chelsea Dighero, Compliance Officer


Reece Lehman, Loan Officer

NMLS # 1528492