Mason Obituaries

Maxine McVeitty

Maxine McVeitty, 92, of Chillicothe, formerly of Havana, passed away at her home at 10:44 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2018. Cremation rites have been accorded and a private graveside service will be held at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Havana at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Online…

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Huey Cravens

Huey Cravens, age 86, passed away at his home in Havana on Thursday, July 12, 2018. Huey was born to John and Bessie (Shadowens) Cravens on October 31, 1931 in Harco. In 1960, he married Juanita Gothard in Chicago. Huey is survived by one son, John (Anita Connally) Cravens Sr. of Ordway, CO; brother and…

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Letitia Blair

Letitia Blair, 96, of Beardstown, formerly of Chandlerville, passed away at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, June 24, 2018. She was born January 12, 1922 in Chandlerville to Russell and Eunice (Lintner) Lynn. She married Ernest “Buster” Blair on July 22, 1939 in Bowling Green, MO. He preceded her in death on July 19, 2007. Mrs.…

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Louise K. Bower

Louise K. Bower, 70, of Lewistown, passed away at Morton Villa, in Morton, at 11:09 a.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Visitation will be held at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana from 10 until 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2018. A prayer service will begin at 11 a.m., led by Mr. Paul Cook. Cremation…

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Norma J. Chambers Pace

Norma J. Chambers Pace, 84, of Lewistown, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Mason District Hospital. She passed peacefully with her family at her side. She was born on May 5, 1934, in Lewistown to Lloyd M. and Mildred B. (Brush) Chambers. She married Bob Pace on January 13, 1973. She is survived by…

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Linda Kay Behrends

Linda Kay Behrends, 73, of Havana, passed away at Havana Health Care at 6:16 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. She was born September 14, 1944 in Vincennes, IN, to Boyd and Cliffa (Fielden) Sizemore. She married Robert W. Behrends at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on June 14, 1969. He preceded her in death on…

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Shirley J. Cogar

Shirley J. Cogar, age 83 of Havana, passed away at 8:15 a.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018 at her home. She was born on October 28, 1934 in Havana, the daughter of Charles T. and Florence M. (Hobbs) Bennett. She married Kenny Cogar on January 7, 1963 in Springfield. He preceded her in death on…

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Grover “Buck” Dye

Grover “Buck” Dye, 84 of Lewistown, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018 at his residence. He was born on October 21, 1933 in Easton to Herbert and Avis (Dobson) Dye. Buck married Shirley Emery on September 10, 1976 in Severville, TN. She preceded him in death on February 10, 2018. Also preceding him were his…

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Cheri Lynn Julius

Cheri Lynn Julius, 46, of Manito, passed away at Richard Owens Hospice Home, in Peoria, at 11:04 a.m. on Sunday, July 1, 2018. She was born April 11, 1972, in Pittsfield, to John and Bobbi (Thompson) Harris. She married William “Bill” Julius on August 24, 2002 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pekin. Mrs. Julius…

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Arnell Freeman

Arnell Freeman, 88, of Havana, passed away at Havana Health Care at 8:54 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018. She was born May 17, 1930 in Holiday, Tennessee, to Joe and Clara (Russell) Newsome. She married William Freeman on October 19, 1946 and he preceded her in death on March 1, 2002. Mrs. Freeman is…

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