Funeral Services for Florene Eva Mason, 91, Alma, Illinois, will be held at 10:00 a.m.. Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Reverend Bill Finney officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.
She was born the daughter of the late Cleve Brotherton and Grace Burroughs Brotherton, on December 23, 1920 in Olden, Missouri and died August 4, 2012 in Salem, Illinois.
She was united in marriage in East Saint Louis, Illinois on January 17, 1948 to Gay Mason, who preceded her in death January 23, 1998.
She is survived by two children, Rita Johnson, Alma, Illinois, and Ron Mason, wife, Darlene, Whiteland, Indiana; three grandchildren, Kerry Dougherty, wife, Cathy, Eaton, Colorado, Daniel Mason, Jacksonville, Arkansas and Nicholas Cannon-Mason, Whiteland, Indiana; five great grandchildren, Micheal Dougherty, New Baden, Illinois, Scarlett Dougherty and Alyssa Dougherty, Eaton, Colorado, Britna Mason and Briana Mason, Jacksonville, Arkansas, and one great great granddaughter, Willow Jean Dougherty, New Baden, Illinois.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, and eight siblings, Delbert, Woodrow, Jewell, Orval, and Robert Brotherton, Blanche Dryer, Lucille Wood, and Evelyn Daniels.
She was a lifelong member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Howell County, Missouri.
She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association or the Gideon’s and can be left at the funeral home.
Visitation was held Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains. Burial will be in Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.