Blanche M. Mason (nee DeCent), 84, of Lorain, passed away Friday, February 8, 2013 at Autumn Aegis Nursing Home in Lorain, following a short illness. She was born September 14, 1928 in Wells Township, Michigan, and formerly resided in Elyria for many years.
Blanche was a graduate of M.B. Johnson School of Nursing in Elyria, and retired from EMH Regional Medical Center in Elyria, where she served for 26 years as an LPN surgical nurse. She enjoyed knitting, doll collecting, and going camping with her family.
She is survived by a son, Donald Mason (wife Sandra) of Elyria; three grandchildren, Roberta Alberty (husband Richard), Cassandra Bird (husband Jason) and Robert Mason; six great grandchildren; a sister in law, Darlene Dunlap; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Aleck S. Mason (2004); a great granddaughter, Soliei Bird; and her parents, Stephen and Ida DeCent.
Friends may call from 10 A.M. until the 11 A.M. Celebration of Life service on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second St., Elyria Rev. Steve Haddix, Pastor of River of Life Church in Elyria, will officiate. Inurnment will be at Ridgehill Memorial Park, Amherst.
Memorials may be forwarded to New Life Hospice, 3500 Kolbe Rd., Lorain, OH 44053.