Dorothy Mae Mason


Dorothy passed away July 9, 2018, at Winchester Place Nursing Home, after a long illness. She was born June 3, 1933, in Jackson, TN. She moved to Decatur, IL at the age of 3 and graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in 1950. Her high school prom date turned out to be her future husband. They were married February 12, 1956.

Dorothy became a Registered Nurse after graduating from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, Bloomington, IL in 1954and received her BSN & MSN degree from The Ohio State University. She served on the faculty at The OSU School of Nursing in the early 1980’s and also taught three years at Columbus Technical Institute School of Nursing (now Columbus State). She was a committed and caring instructor; while teaching at Columbus State, she welcomed students into her home for group study sessions to help them prepare for certification. Dorothy worked in many areas of nursing for over 50 years until she was forced to retire due to health reasons.

She was a member of First Church of God, Refugee Rd and a former member of Church of Hope United Methodist. She is a charter member of Gamma ETA Charter, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. and had been involved in several community out-reach programs. She wrote several successful proposals for grant funding of community outreach programs. In May of 1999, she was acknowledged for her efforts by the Church of Hope for the Vision and Hope Builds Communities Program. Although she was dedicated to her profession and community service, her real joy was her husband, children and especially her grandchildren.

Preceding her in death was her Sister Barbara Jean Walker, Phoenix, AZ. She leaves to cherish her memory her Husband of 62 years, Delbert R. Mason; Daughters, Toni-Marie Mason, Cols, Oh and Tracey Lynn (Mark) Hartley, Woodbridge VA; Grandchildren, Mark A. Hartley, Cassie M. Hartley, Miles A. Hartley; Great-grandson, Aiden J. Hartley; Sister-in-Law,  Shirley L. Wilson, Cols, Oh; Nieces , Marilyn Phelps, Cols, Oh, Deborah Turnbo, Rachel Jarbo, Phoenix, AZ and Karla Turnbo, San Diego, CA; Nephew , Kevin Turnbo, Phoenix, AZ as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation 9:00am and Funeral 10:00am Saturday July 14, 2018 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST 5456 E. Livingston Ave.
Interment at Franklin Hills Memory Gardens.

Condolence Messages

  1. We would like to offer family our heartfelt condolences. In just a little while all the pain and sorrow feel from the death of my love ones will cease and be replaced with joy, because the former things have passed away .

  2. To the Mason family, you have my condolences in your loss. Death is never easy for families but God truly blessed her with special mightiness, as Psalm 90:10 says, “The span of our life is 70 years, Or 80 if one is especially strong.” By means of God’s Kingdom, he promises that the dead will be resurrected to life in the very near future. (John 5:28)

  3. Tracey,

    In this sorrowful time, we extend to you our heartfelt condolences. May our Lord comfort you and your loved ones. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
    G7 MOD

  4. To Tracey (my work companion), the Mason family and friends,
    My deepest sorrow and my heart felt sympathies.
    God fills the voids of the heart through memories love.

  5. Jeff and Donna D'Arcy

    Dearest Mason family,
    Our hearts are with you in your time of loss. Together with our congregation this Sunday we will lift up Dorothy in prayer asking the Lord our Father to welcome her into His kingdom made anew and eternal. The book of Psalms promises us that “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” We pray that He may be close to you in Spirit and carry you in His arms toward better days.

  6. Antoinette Sands

    To Tracey and her family

    My deepest sympathies. May God continue to bless you and keep you! Your in our prayers


  7. Tracey:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My family’s thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  8. To the mason family, heart felt sadness in reading this obituary. Ms. Dorthy Mason was a caring instructor at CTI, and yes she did open up her house for group study sessions. She will be missed. Prayer to the family.

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