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Evelyn Irene Mason, age 68, of Nashville, MO, died at her home, Saturday, January 9, 2010, after a long illness.  She was born February 22, 1941 at Parsons, KS to Frances L. and Eva Bell (Baker) Smith.  She grew up in the Carl Junction area and graduated from Carl Junction High School in 1958.


On June 21, 1959 she married Harold Mason, at Carl Junction.  Together, they had two daughters, Kelly and Kim.  She worked at BIC Loan Company in Joplin when they were first married and then became a homemaker to take care of her daughters and husband.  She returned to work when the girls were in school and worked at the Bank of Mindenmines.  She worked for a number of years as a computer operator for Barton County Mutual Group retiring in 2003.

Evelyn was a member of Nashville United Methodist Church and she enjoyed entertaining family and friends, her grandchildren, ball games, and attending “Grannies Day Out”.


Evelyn is survived by her husband of 50 years; her daughters Kelly and husband Bruce Short, of Liberal, MO, Kim and her husband Craig Spencer, of Liberal, MO; two brothers, Howard Smith and wife Colleen, of Carl Junction, and Dale Smith, of Amarillo, TX; five grandchildren, Zac, Eli, and Megan Short, Cade and Carly Spencer, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Robert Smith.


Funeral Services for Evelyn will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at Daniel Funeral Home; burial will be at Nashville Cemetery.  Visitation will be 6:00 to 7:00 pm Tuesday, at the Funeral Home.


Contributions are suggested to Nashville United Methodist Church in care of Daniel Funeral Home.



#16 Lamar MOBrian, Heather, Grace, and Pey 2010-01-13 11:55
Harold, Kim, Kelly and family-
We are so sorry to hear of Evelyn's passing. I had the pleasure of working with her a few years at Barton Mutual, it didn't take long to see how truly special she was. Her love for all of you was evident in her many stories and seeing her at ballgames and events no matter how near or far.
We pray that you find peace and comfort knowing she's walking with her Father. God be with you all.
#15 Gary & Jody Trenary -Liberal, 2010-01-12 13:41
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#14 Liberal, MOJeff & Cherie McNaught 2010-01-12 13:27
Harold,Kelli,Kim and grandchildren, We are thinking of you in this time of loss. What a beautiful and wonderful person Evelyn was. I always enjoyed the stories she told so many times while she was working at Barton Mutual. You were all the love of her life. We realize you are feeling her loss but remember that she is in heaven and rejoicing that she is once again made whole and once again telling her wonderful stories. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you today and in the days to come. May God bring you all peace and comfort in the time of loss.
#13 Grandview, WAPatrick/Tami Mason 2010-01-12 12:51
Mason Family,
We are so blessed to have known Aunt Evelyn, what a true woman after Gods own heart. She was a wonderful example
to all that knew her.
We love each of you and are praying you through.
We know we will see her again one day soon.
#12 Liberal, MOGary & Robin Daniels 2010-01-12 10:20
We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all.
#11 St Cloud, MNLuke & Pam Cesnik 2010-01-12 08:54
Uncle Harold, Kelly & Bruce, Kim & Craig, Luke and I send our condolences. Aunt Evelyn was a wonderful woman and very special to both of us as she is to all of you. We want you to know that we are there with you all today and tomorrow and in the days to come....holding you in our arms and loving you very much. She was a very strong woman and talented one at that. As Luke says....she was our favorite Aunt. (Smile) Know that she is with God now and able to move around as she use to....who knows maybe she's shooting the bull with dad, grandpa and gandma. We love you all very much and will continue to pray for healing of you all. Love and God Bless
#10 Joplin, MOSandy and Terry Sandidge 2010-01-12 08:26
We are so sorry for your loss of a wife and mother. It is always such a difficult time when we lose someone who is in our hearts and loved so greatly. We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
#9 Mulberry, KsJoe and Michelle Pryor 2010-01-12 08:23
Harold, Kim, Kelly and families-
Our thoughts are with you in your time of loss. Joe, Michelle, & boys, Ted & Bonita.
#8 Jasper, MODeidra & Butch Marti 2010-01-11 21:28
Harold, Kim, & Kelli, Our hearts go out to you as we know the heartache you are going through. Is it not something that we just lost Dad a few days ago and now you have lost your Mom? And to think of all the years and good times our parents had together. We are never ready to let them go but it does ease the pain knowing they are no longer suffering. You are certainly in our prayers.
#7 Adams, WIZack & Amy Kelly 2010-01-11 17:25
So sorry hearing about Evelyn. Keep your memories with her close to your heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless!

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