Geneva 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 Pike County, the youngest of seven children of Omar and Delta Pancake.

At the age of 9, after the death of her father, Geneva's family moved to Oakland City. She was graduated from Oakland City High School in 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 Gibson County area for many years.

Geneva was known for her beautiful blue eyes, her spunky personality and her strong Christian faith. She began attending First General Baptist Church in Oakland City 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 Princeton First General Baptist Church 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 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at First General Baptist Church, 224 Harrison St. Oakland City, with the Rev. Fred Brittain officiating. Burial will be at Spurgeon Cemetery.

Friends and family may visit  from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011 at Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City and 1 p.m. 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.