Mary Mason

Obituary of Mary Mason

Mary A. Mason, 90, of Fairmont, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Fairmont Regional Medical Center. She was born on September 26, 1927, a daughter of the late John William Headley and Blanche Thomas Headley. Mary was preceded in death by her loving husband John William “Bill” Mason Jr.

Mrs. Mason is survived by her son, Jim Mason and his wife Linda of Fairmont; her daughter, Barbara Koval and her husband Mike of Ft. Myers, FL; four grandchildren, Jennifer Chambers and her husband Seann, Ashley Merrifield and her husband Nolan, Karen Lane and her husband Jon and Justin Koval; five great grandchildren, Amber Rice, Cody Lane, Kyle Lane, Keenan Chambers and Sylas Chambers; a brother, Harlan Headley and his wife Ruth of Clarksburg; a sister, Nellie Baker of Middlebourne, WV; a brother in law, Lawrence Hanlon of Fredericksburg, VA; as well as many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mary was preceded in death by three brothers, Lester Headley, Carl Headley and Paul Headley; a sister, Wanda Hanlon; a brother in law, Jim Baker and a sister in law, Wanona Headley.

Mary was a member of the Pleasant Valley Church of Christ and worked with the church’s clothing giveaway. She was a 1946 graduate of Tyler County High School and loved being with family and friends.

The family would like to give a special thanks to her caregiver, Debbie Rife for her love, care and support.

The family will receive friends at Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, WV 26554, on Friday, March 23, 2018, from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Gary Steele officiating. A committal service will follow at Shinnston Memorial Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family at