Naomi "Jane" Mason, 92, of Van Wert, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 2:55 AM on May 09, 2021 at her residence. She was born on February 15, 1929, in Union Township, to her late parents, Doyle and Jenny (Mefferd) Stuckey.
Jane was a 1947 graduate of Union High School where she was the drum major. She went on to marry her High school sweet heart, Richard "Dick" E. Mason, on January 24, 1948. Together, they shared 50 years together before his passing in 1998. Many of her favorite times were during Dick's years in Bible College, Seminary and has he completed his various Master's degrees. She would type many of his dissertations for him on their old manual typewriter.
She was a longtime member of the Zion Christian Union Church where her husband served as the pastor at one time. Jane faithfully supported the Van Wert County Fair, only missing one fair in 91 years, and only missing one day since 1963. Jane was an avid collector of Van Wert County Fair items and had many pieces dating back to the 1800's. She was also an active antiques collector and as a result she loved going to auctions.
She and Dick spent several winters in Florida where she visited Disney World 38 times. In her later years Jane even took a couple Gospel cruises with her daughters. She enjoyed sports and was a fan of the Lincolnview Lancers, The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Detroit Tigers. She was a former board member of the Van Wert Historical Society and the Starr Commonwealth Ladies Auxiliary.
Of all of the things she experienced in life, her favorite activities revolved around her family. She loved her children and that there were five generations of family together at one time. She was extremely proud of her grandchildren's accomplishments, whether it was in sports, at the fair or with music.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children: Randy (Sharon) Mason of Middle Point; daughters: Sandy (Tim) Bechtol, and Kim Mason, both of Van Wert; son-in-law, Harry Stephenson of Middle Point; sister, Delores (John) Myers of rural Van Wert; grandchildren: Charles (Michelle) Stephenson of Nebraska; Sam Stephenson of Ohio; Stephanie (Randy) Boroff of rural Van Wert; Natalie (Jimmie) Mox of Delphos; Ashley (Chris) Farris of Van Wert; great grandchildren: Taylar Boroff, Camden, Erica, Alaina and Colin Stephenson; Reegan, McKynlie and Greyson Mox; Miranda and Morgan Wolford; Kaylee, Keagan, Kasen and Kendrix Farris; great-great grandchild, Aria Stickney, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Mason, daughter, Christine Stephenson grandson, Justin Wolford, sisters: Ruby (Bob) McCoy, Mary Lou Taylor and brother, William Stuckey.
The funeral will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, May 14, 2021 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, 722 S. Washington St. Van Wert, OH 45891. Interment will follow in Convoy I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Township Hwy 176 Convoy, OH 45832.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 pm on Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Naomi`s memory may be sent to the Van Wert County Fair.
To share in Jane's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.