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Betty S. Mason

10/25/1945 - 9/28/2019

SOUTH PEKIN ~ Betty Sue Mason, 73, of South Pekin, passed away at 10:38 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Pekin Manor.

Born October 25, 1945 in Hackleburg, Alabama to Herman and Verdell (Cole) Towery, she married Denford “Buddy” Mason on May 8, 1976 in Hackleburg.  He died September 20, 1997 in Hackleburg.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and two sisters.

Surviving are four brothers, Jess (Stephanie) Towery of Bartonville, David (Glinda) Towery of South Pekin, Allen (Linda Seth) Towery of Delavan and James (Carrie Smith) Towery of Pekin; three sister, Alice (Jake) Bohannan, Sandy (Jim) Bennett, both of Pekin and Kimberly Rice of Cayuga, Indiana and many nieces and nephews.  She also leaves one half-brother, Russell Towery of Pekin and two stepsisters, Rachel Lohman of Manito and Ronda Goodyear of Danville.

A homemaker, Betty loved spoiling her nieces and nephews.  She also loved Christmas and buying gifts for others.  She was a doll collector as well.

Betty loved going to church and attended North Parkway Assembly of God in Pekin

Her celebration of life gathering with food and fellowship will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Northside Community Center, 715 North 11th Street in Pekin.  Cremation will accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Inurnment will be in New Prospect Cemetery at Hackleburg at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to North Parkway Assembly of God, 1209 North Parkway Drive, Pekin, Illinois  61554 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Midwest Affiliate, 530 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, Illinois  61637.

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