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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Florence Marie (Boyd) Mason

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  • Florence Marie (Boyd), Mason, 84, Augusta, Kan., passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.
    Florence was born Aug. 22, 1929, to Samuel Elmer and Hazel Lela (Flanary) Boyd in Decatur, Ark.
    Florence grew up in Hiawasse, Ark. and married Alan Keith Mason on Dec. 13, 1948, in Gravette, Ark.
    Florence worked at Beech Aircraft and Andover School district, upholstering seats for buses. She also worked for Land Manufacturing as a sewing machine operator and at "Marie's Gallery" a gift shop in Augusta. She loved to crochet, sew and paint pictures. She was a bookkeeper for her and her husband's business, Alan's Auto Service in Augusta, for 30-plus years.
    Survivors include her husband, Alan of the home; son, Kenneth Mason of Protection, Kan.; daughter, Sherry Mason, Augusta; sisters, Bonita Powell (Van), Goddard, Kan., and Lela Boyd, Wichita, Kan.; two granddaughters, Monica and Veronica Mason of Oklahoma City, Okla.; brothers-in-law, Hollie Mason, Springdale, Ark., Ronald Mason, Fairfield, Ohio, and Bert Mason (Mary Jane) Mason, Chipley, Fla.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jerry Boyd; and a son, Ronald Mason.
    Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Friday, with funeral services following at 2 p.m., both in the Dunsford Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
    A memorial has been established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 South Market, Wichita, Kan. 67202 or Alzheimer's Association, 1820 East Douglas, Wichita, Kan. 67214 or in care of the funeral home.
    Arrangements are under the direction of Dunsford Funeral Home & Crematory, 201 East Fifth Avenue, Augusta, Kan.
    www dunsfordfh.com.
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