Sue Mason passed quietly away on February 18, 2016, in Sierra Vista, Arizona, among family and friends. She was 93.
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She was born Sue Ireena Godard on July 3, 1922, in Rosedale, Oklahoma, to Carl B. and Leacy M. Godard. She graduated Rosedale High School and spent a year at Oklahoma A&M University before World War II. She married Jesse L. Mason in 1946, and they had two sons. The family made their home in Kiowa, Kansas, where Sue lived until moving to Sierra Vista.
Sue was strong in her faith and was a life-long member of the Church of Christ. She worshipped for 50 years with her church family at Riverside Church of Christ in Burlington, Oklahoma.
She was a wonderful mother who created a warm, loving environment for her sons, encouraging and guiding them to grow up responsibly. She provided that same love and nurturing to her grandchildren and extended family. She was loyal and supportive to her friends and always had a ready smile for everyone. She loved poetry, reading, word play, games of all types, and sports. She was everything one could ask for in a daughter, mother, spouse, or friend. She will be sorely missed.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Charles M. and Van R. Godard, her nephew, Charles G. Godard and both of her spouses, Jesse Mason and Marcine Diel.
She is survived by both of her sons and their wives, Tony (Candy) and Joel (Frances); her granddaughters and their husbands, Jenifer (Kevin) Robbins and Janet (Neal) Blankenship and her great-granddaughters, Maggie and Allison Blankenship. She is also survived by numerous beloved nieces, nephews, and other extended family members that she loved deeply.
Arrangements are being handled by Jensenís Mortuary in Sierra Vista and Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Cherokee, Oklahoma. No services will be held in Sierra Vista. Services will be held at Riverside Church of Christ in Burlington, Oklahoma on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. She will be interred next to Jesse in Apostolic Christian Cemetery near Burlington. Viewing will be Monday, February 29, 2016 at Lanman Funeral Home in Cherokee from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. with family present. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Tipton Childrenís Home in Tipton, Oklahoma.
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Dear Family Members,
I worked with Sue for four years at Parker's grocery store. I always looked up to your mother and she was always so kind to me. I loved working with her and she always made us laugh. Yes, she was grounded in her faith, but could always come out with some real zingers to leave us speechless. May God take her and build her the biggest mansion she so deserves. I know that her crown has many many beautiful jewels in it just like she was.
May God give you the peace you need in these times of sorrow.
Originally from Hazelton, KS
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