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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 25, 2015 • Photos
Joyce Emmogene Keyser (Cravey), a long-time resident of Mason County, passed away in her home on Thursday, February 19, 2015. She was 78 years old. Joyce was born in Waring, Texas, on November 1, 1936, the youngest of 11 children to William and Elizabeth (Potschernick) Cravey. She is survived by her children Donna Yarborough (husband Jimmy) of Fredericksburg, Lyla Crouch (husband Jerry) of Mason, and Haden Keyser (wife Kim) of Brady; four grandchildren Kara Hollingshead (husband Talor), Kegan ...
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 21, 2015 • Photos
Viletha Surber Cooper, born October 15, 1919, in Mason County, Texas, died Monday, February 9, 2015, in Fredericksburg, Texas. She was the 6th of 7 children born to Charles Otto and Maude Reeves Surber, and was the last surviving sister of the “Surber Girls.” She reminisced about life on the family farm in the Peter’s Prairie community and attending the Peter’s Prairie School.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 21, 2015 • Photos
Nancy Nobles, of Mason, passed away on Tuesday, February 10, at the age of 62. Nancy is survived by her daughter Kimberly Denard and husband Eddie of Humble, a granddaughter Taylor Denard, of Humble, two brothers Jack Phillips and wife Sharon of Kerrville and Donnie Phillips of Mountain Home. Four nieces Kathy Russell of Midland and Jackie Calley of Midland, Gena Edwards of Kerrville and Marie Phillips of Kerrville and a nephew Jason Phillips of Kerrville.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 11, 2015 • Photos
LuJane Williamson Keller was born July 13, 1931, in Freeport, Texas, to Dr. James Edward and Dona Hankins Williamson, and died Sunday Februaury 1, 2015, in San Antonio, Texas. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, William Wayne Keller; children: Henry James “Hank” Keller of Livingston, Donna Gayle Nettles of Mason, and DeeAnn & husband Keith Willey of La Vernia; grandchildren: Henry James “Jae” Keller II of Livingston, Amy and husband JC Chism of Livingston, Joshua, Jordan, and ...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 11, 2015 • Photos
Etta Marie Mutschink passed away on February 6, 2015, in Llano, Texas at the age of 88 years, 7 months, and 15 days. Visitation was Monday, February 9 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Mason Funeral Home. The funeral service was held at the Art United Methodist Church on Tuesday, February 10 at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 11, 2015 • Photos
Verline Elizabeth “Betty” “Nanny” Goergen, was born in Pontotoc, Texas, in Mason County on Oct. 30, 1915, and passed away Feb. 4, 2015, in Round Rock, Texas. It is time to say goodbye to who could only be described as an awesome lady at the age of 99. The good Lord must have needed an angel who can build a beautiful home, grow beautiful flowers and be a great friend to everyone she ever met.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 4, 2015
LuJane Keller, of Mason, passed away on Sunday, February 1, at the age of 83. Funeral services for LuJane Keller will be held on Saturday, February 7, at 10:00 a.m. in the Mason Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Loyal Valley Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 4, 2015 • Photos
LeJeune Kirchhoff Leifeste was born on March 23, 1928, in Mason, Texas, the daughter of Earl and Muriel Leslie. She passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at the age of 86. “Jeune” graduated from Mason High School and attended the University of Texas in Austin for two years. She loved to read, paint, cook, and entertain friends and family. She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Elizabeth; her first husband, W.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 4, 2015 • Photos
Mrs. Larry Ahrens nee Martha “Janie” Jane Reeh of Fredericksburg passed away on Tuesday, January 27th at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital in San Antonio at the age of 58 years. A funeral mass was celebrated Saturday, January 31st, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Jim Harnan and Deacon Ed Fergeson officiating.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 28, 2015 • Photos
Vina Mae Adams Nail was born in Sonora, Texas, on October 3, 1934, and went to her heavenly home on January 21, 2015, in Junction. Family visitation was Thursday, January 22, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Kimble Funeral Home. Services were held at the First Presbyterian Church on Friday, January 23 at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 28, 2015 • Photos
Kegan Lee Schmidt of Llano and Mason, passed away on Tuesday, January 20, at the age of 23. A Memorial Service celebrating Kegan’s life was held on Tuesday, January 27, at 2:00 p.m. in the Mason Funeral Home Chapel. Survivors include his parents Sid Schmidt of Mason and Kalyn Kothmann of Llano, a brother Kaleb Schmidt and fiancé Emily of Tempe, Arizona, his grandmother Mary Schmidt, of Mason and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 21, 2015
Marie Atkinson Cole Garner was born on August 1, 1920, in Pushmataha, Oklahoma. She passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015, in Austin, Texas. Marie graduated from Sterling High School in Sterling City in 1938. She married rancher J.S. Cole Jr. in 1938 and lived on the Cole ranch until Mr.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 21, 2015
Delores Rankin, of Harper, passed away on Saturday, January 17, at the age of 72. Survivors include her uncle J. W. “Jay” Taylor and wife Charlene, of Harper, long-time companion Jimmy Fralicks of Harper and cousins Sheba K. Kothmann and Billy K. Johnson both of Mason and Tim Taylor and Richard Taylor both of Kerrville, Tommy and Lewis Taylor both of Harper.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 14, 2015
Marie Garner, of Mason, passed away in an Austin care facility on Thursday, January 8. Survivors include her daughter Elizabeth Cole Brodhead and husband Gene of Austin. A graveside service for her cremated remains will take place at a later date in Sterling City. A full obituary will follow in a later edition of the paper. Condolences may be sent to the family on-line at masonfuneralhome.net. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 14, 2015 • Photos
Jewel Mae Polk Yarnell peacefully passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at the age of 92 in Georgetown, Texas, with her daughter by her side. Jewel was born to the late Frank and Mae Polk on February 12, 1922, in Mason, Texas. Jewel was a life-long resident of Mason. She had many passions in life.