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Lois Nixon Schreiber
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 • Posted July 15, 2009

Lois Nixon Schreiber, of Mason, passed away on Friday, July 10, at Hill Top Nursing Home in Kerrville, at the age of 94.

Lois was born in Gillespie County on July 26, 1914, to A.J. “Jack” Nixon III and Lora Redford Nixon. She was raised in the Fredonia area of Mason County and attended school there before graduating from Mason High School. Lois was a member of the Squaw Creek Primitive Baptist Church near Doss.

On May 6, 1936, she married Elroy Schreiber and they made their home in Mason. Their marriage was blessed with three daughters, Jane, Suzann and Paula. Through the years, Lois worked at several different vocations; activities director at Anna Lee Nursing Home, at Mrs. Capps Dry Goods Store, Dooley’s and at Community Service and Supply.

Lois is survived by her daughters, Janet Hadeler and husband Bob of Frisco, TX, Suzann Chew and husband Ron of Kerrville and Paula Hill and husband G.B. of Chestnut Hill, TN. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Nicholas Chew, Jaime Chew, Alyson Hill, Kelli Mayfield and husband Jim, Samantha Barnes and husband Chris, Jennifer Havens and husband Mike, Meredith Nance and husband David and Steve Hadeler; five great-grandchildren: Margaret Ann Mayfield, Brett Havens, Logan Barnes, Athena Barnes, Vanessa Burrows and one great-great-grandchild Jeremy Sorenson Jr. She was preceded in death by her husband and by her four siblings.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 15 at 10:00 a.m. in the Mason Funeral Home chapel. Interment will follow in the Gooch Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mason Funeral Home.

Memorials in her honor may be sent to the Parkinson’s Foundation or to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family on-line at

Condolences may be sent to the family on-line at

Funeral arrangements were been entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.

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