Mason, 96, passed on peacefully to her Heavenly home Surrounded by her loving
family at River Oaks Health Campus, Princeton.
On March 4, 1915, Geneva
was born on the family farm in PikeCounty, the youngest of seven children of Omar and Delta
At the age of 9, after the death of her
father, Geneva's family moved to OaklandCity. She was graduated from OaklandCityHigh
1934. While working in "Dutch" Beatty's Radio Shop, Geneva met Dutch's cousin, Harold W. Mason, and they were
married June 17, 1939. Their
union was blessed with three children. Geneva was a loving mother and grandmother and one of the
greatest joys of her life was being with her children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. She was primarily a homemaker, but after her husband's
untimely death in 1961, she sold World Book in the GibsonCounty area for many years.
Geneva was known for her beautiful blue eyes, her spunky
personality and her strong Christian faith. She began attending FirstGeneralBaptistChurch in OaklandCity as a young teenager. After their marriage, Geneva and Harold reared their children in the fellowship of
the church and made many dear, lifelong friends.
After moving to Princeton 30 years ago, she joined the PrincetonFirstGeneralBaptistChurch where she enjoyed the fellowship of new friends and
especially enjoyed singing in the Senior Saints Choir.
Geneva is survived by her three children and
their spouses, son, Mark and Jane Mason of Princeton; two daughters, Aasta and David Carver, of Elberfeld,
Ginger and Ron Cary of Ft. Worth, Texas; six grandchildren, Amy Carver Mulesky (Ray), Andrew Carver (Laurie), Karen Mason Wallace
(Mark), Kristie Mason Stackhouse (Tony), Alicia Cary
Howell (Andrew), Brian Cary (Ashley); 10 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law,
Georgia Mason; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her loving
husband, Harold W. Mason; three sisters, Eldiree
Mackey, Lillie Smith, Olevia Arnold; three brothers,
Royal, Howard and Orval Pancake;
and several beloved nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at FirstGeneralBaptistChurch, 224 Harrison St.Oakland City, with the Rev. Fred Brittain
officiating. Burial will be at SpurgeonCemetery.
Friends and family may visit fromTuesday, Aug. 2, 2011
at Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in OaklandCity and
until the service hour on Wednesday at the church.
The family wishes to express their gratitude
to River Oaks, where their mother found a caring family of caregivers who not
only met her physical needs, but for the past seven years enriched her life in
so many other ways. Thank you to the nurses and caregivers of Southern Care
Hospice for ministering to Geneva
and her family with compassion. A heartfelt thank you to Dr.
William Wells for his faithful care of Mother over the years.