BETTY JEAN MASON Wednesday, December 23, 1931 - Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Mrs. Betty Mason, of Republic, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, in Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 85 years, 8 months, and 6 days. She was born on December 23, 1931, in Republic, to William Bryan and Birdie Pauline (Howard) McElhaney.

Betty was united in marriage on June 9, 1956, to Buell Burnell Mason, in the Hood United Methodist Church, Republic. They lived in St. Louis until 1983 when they returned to Republic, where they joined the Calvary Baptist Church.

Betty served as the church librarian for several years. She retired as an elementary school teacher and was a member of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association and the Republic Area Retired School Association, as well as the Republic Historical Society. Her hobbies included quilting, painting and croqueting.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Buell, in 2007, and a brother, Robert H. McElhaney.

Her survivors include a daughter and husband, Rebecca Ann and Donald Shaw; four grandchildren, Daniel Weaver, Sarah Weaver, David Shaw, and Jonathan Shaw; step grandchildren, Janett Shaw and Gary Shaw; four great grandchildren, Brianna, Caleb, Makaila, and Cullen; a special friend, Sylvia Cooper; and other extended relatives, and many friends.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., on, Thursday, August 31, 2017, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic Chapel. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 1, 2017, in the Calvary Baptist Church, 804 US Highway 60 W., Republic, MO 65738, under the care of Meadors Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, also in Republic. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Calvary Baptist Church. Family and friends may share online condolences on this website, at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com

Service Details: A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., on, Thursday, August 31, 2017, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic Chapel. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 1, 2017, in the Calvary Baptist Church, 804 US Highway 60 W., Republic, MO 65738, under the care of Meadors Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, also in Republic. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Calvary Baptist Church.


I had Mrs. Mason as a teacher many years ago . I've thought about her many times she was always one of my favorite teachers. I am sorry for your loss and will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers..... Missie Cloud