Grace Joy Mason, 85, of Marshall, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Marshall with Rev. James A. Snyder and William W. Harlow officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at St. Joseph Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Joseph. Memorials may be made to Community Cancer Center of Marshall or Covenant Presbyterian Church in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Nov. 18, 1926, in Manila, Philippines Island, and becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1974, she was the daughter of the late Fred Sander and Ruth Booker Sander. She was a 1943 graduate of Central High School in Kansas City and a 1946 graduate of Central Missouri State College where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority. On Jan. 28, 1947, she married Robert William Mason who preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 1977. She had lived in Marshall since February of 2005, moving from St. Joseph, where she had lived for 35 years. She was a caseworker and supervisor for the Division of Family Services for 22 years. She had served as a Cub Scout pack mother, a 4-H leader and Sunday school teacher for many years. She was a member of ABWA, ARMSE and Monday Club.
Survivors include four children, William Mason and his wife, Linda, of Rolla, Kathy McGraw and her husband, Randy, of Marshall, Paul Mason and his wife, Sandy, of Chandler, Ariz., and Mary Sautter and her husband, Sam, of Sarasota, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Kevin R. Mason and his wife, Jenny, Kelley R. Koob and her husband, Perry, Kristin N. Mason, Chad M. McGraw and his wife, Crystal, Erin M. McGraw, Joshua R. Mason and his wife, Caitlin, and Ian C. Mason; eight great-grandchildren, Britney, Kayla, and Brock Mason, Carol Ann, Matthew and Kaitlyn Koob, and Connor and Carlee McGraw.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson in infancy, Brent Patrick McGraw.
Additional information provided per family recompense.