Marcella Alvena (Anspach) Mason

Born: Sun., Feb. 10, 1924
Died: Wed., Apr. 29, 2015


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., May 04, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

10:30 AM Tue., May 05, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Marcella Alvena Mason, 91, of Pinehurst, North Carolina, formerly of Robinson, IL passed away at 3:30 AM on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the Fox Hollow Assisted Living, Pinehurst, N.C.  

Born in Robinson, IL on February 10, 1924, she was the daughter of Cleveland Stephenson Anspach and Dolly “Pauline” (Saulsberry) Anspach.  On May 14, 1944 she married Mack H. Mason and he preceded her in death on November 5, 2007.

Marcella was a member of the Oblong Township High School class of 1942; a majorette for the drum and bugle corp. at Oblong High School and Eastern Illinois Teachers College.  She was a school teacher in the Hunt City area for one year; co-owner with her husband Mack of Mason True Blue Propane, Heating Gas, Anhydrous Ammonia, Oblong, IL and a Furniture Store, Oblong, IL.  She was a member of the Central United Methodist Church, Oblong, IL. Marcella loved to look at pictures of and talking to her family, grandchildren, great grandchildren and the many business customer friends that she and Mack had made.

Marcella is survived by her two sons and daughter-in-law Michael F. and Sue Mason, Aberdeen, N.C., and Milo C. Mason, Annapolis, MD; three daughters and sons-in-law Monalu Mason, Centennial, Co., Melody and Tom Nelson, Centennial, Co.; and Meleah and Nick Olandese, Woodstock, IL; thirteen grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Preceding Marcella in death were her parents; husband Mack Mason; an Aunt Ruth (Anspach) Hall who raised Marcella when her mother died when Marcella was 10 years old.

Celebration of Marcella’s Life Service will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL with Bro. Dee Wolfe officiating.  Burial will follow in the Mound Cemetery, rural Jasper County, IL.  Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Monday, May 4, 2015 at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to any hospice organization, Alzheimer’s Association or to the donor’s choice with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, PO Box 121, Oblong, IL  62449.

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Randy Fuller
   Posted Thu April 30, 2015
I have known this wonderful family, nearly all my life. We have become really good friends. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. I am glad you brought your mother home. She deserves the best. My best to to all of you. I hope to see you soon. Much Love, Randy Fuller

David Littlejohn
   Posted Sun May 03, 2015
Our sympathies are with the Mason Family upon hearing of the loss of Marcella. She was a strong and idealistic woman who lived a long and productive life. My life has been greatly enriched by the time I have spent with Marcella and her children. David Littlejohn, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.

scott littlejohn
   Posted Sun May 03, 2015
With children as outstanding as the ones she mothered, she leaves behind a growing legacy that has made and continues to make our world a better place.

Thank you Mrs. Mason, for all that you did with your time on earth, and we pray for comfort for your family, that I have been privileged to know.

Margaret Inboden
   Posted Thu May 14, 2015
So sorry for your loss! I met your mother and long time ago and had lost track of her. My mother Barbara Osborn, and father Jack Osborn were good friends way back when, so much so mom named my younger sister Marcella after her!
Our prayers are with you all in this time of loss.


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