Lois Jane Mass passed away February 8, 2017 at her home in Hartshorne, OK surrounded by her 8 children. She was 88 years old.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 13, 2017 at Main & Oklahoma Church of Christ in McAlester, OK with burial following at Mountain Station Cemetery in Higgins, OK. Family will receive friends on Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home in Hartshorne. Arrangements are under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home in Hartshorne.
Lois was born April 13, 1928 in Creekola, OK to Melvin and Mittie Payne. She grew up in Oklahoma, Texas and California. She moved to Hartshorne in 1944 where she met Fred Mass Jr. They were married March 9, 1947 in Amarillo, TX, they were married for 37 years until his passing in 1984. She was a devoted wife and mother and is survived by her 8 children. Son Danny Mass, daughter Donna Marcangeli and husband Tullio, son Mike Mass and wife Suzanne, son David Mass and wife Vickie, daughter Melanie Pounds and husband Dwayne, daughter Melinda DiMambro, son Stephen Mass and wife Debbie, daughter Stephanie Miller and husband Kenneth, son-in-law, Dana DiMambro and daughter-in-law, Sharon Mass.
Lois worked at Kakish’s Department Store in Hartshorne for 20 years and always found ways to bless her neighbors and community especially with her homemade apple pies. First and foremost, Lois walked her entire life with God and was a faithful member of the 12th St. Church of Christ in Hartshorne, OK.
In the later years of her life next to being momma she was Nonie to her 25 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild who survive her. She loved for her family and friends to come into her home where there was always food, love and lots of laughter.
25 Grandchildren Sean Mass and wife Danon, Elena Greenthanner and husband Jeff, Julie Roach and husband Brent, Angie Murrin and husband Robert, Alisha Dodd, Kristi Lindley and husband Jason, Daniel DiMambro, Micah Mass and wife Shannon, Nathan DiMambro and wife Ashley, Lucas Mass and wife Alicia, David Pounds and wife Saundra, Delona Mass, Aaron Mass, Angela DiMambro, Jared Pounds and wife Jessica, Jonathan Mass and wife Misti, Teresa DiMambro, Jacob Miller and Stacy, D’AnneEeds and husband Brandon, Joshua Miller and wife Lauren, D’Naye Conklin and husband Eric, Dawna Sandmann and husband Matthew, David Mass and wife Shyane, Jessica Vinson and husband James and Stephen Mass and wife Carmela.
54 Great-Grandchildren Austin and Mylan Mass, Tyler, Blake, Holli and Brett Lindley, Sally, Clayton, and Emma Roach, Saraya, Taylor and Reese Dodd, Micah Mass, Gracey and Sammy Greenthaner, Bryson Hall, Garrett Dobson, Anthony, Ellie Mass, Chase, Cross and Gia Mass, Cullin, Zac, Audra, Bonnie, Lilly and Maxey Murrin, Adelyn, Alyssa and Wyatt Budzinsky, Abigail Sandmann, Elishua and Elyann Pounds, Jamison and Jaxtin Pounds, Charlotte Conklin, Taylor and Carley King, Sophia Major, Landon and Gracey Glenn, Patience Caldwell, Johnny and Jett Mass, Lane and Grayson Mass, Giovani Mass, Ava Miller, Augustus, Silas, Finnley Miller, Pyper and Jasper Vinson.
1 Great-Great Grandchild Zoey Mass
She was preceded in death by her husband Fred Mass Jr., father Melvin and mother Mittie Payne, brother Lloyd Payne, sisters Lillian Edwards and Lucille Schrampter and grandson Mark Edward Mass.
Lois was dearly loved and is going to be missed and remembered for a long time.
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