Robert Mason

Robert “Bob” Sheridan Mason age 82, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, MO.

Bob was born April 20, 1938 in Edina, Missouri, the son of Ray S. and Beulah (Snow) Mason .He was united in marriage to Carolyn “Sue” Wantland on November 27, 1960. They were blessed with almost 60 years of marriage.

Bob is survived by his wife, Sue; two sons, Richard S. Mason and wife, Kimberlee of Edwardsville, KS and Randy E. Mason and wife, Robin of Indianapolis, IN; three grandchildren, Lindsey, Kendall and Sarah Mason; several nieces and nephews and two step-sons, Bryan and Jacob and three step-grandchildren, Kenny, Katy and Elaina. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Bob Smutz of St. Louis, MO; brother-in-law, Nicky Orlandea of Ann Arbor, MI and sister-in-law, Lonna Wantland of Chariton, IA.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Joycelynn Mason Smutz; sister-in-law, Ann Orlandea and brother-in-law, Lawrence Wantland.

Bob graduated from the Edina High School in Edina, MO and later earned a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Science from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, now known as Truman State University. Later he attended Iowa State University for further study on his Doctorate degree. He taught at Truman State University in the science department for over 42 years.

A masonic service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2020 with visitation following from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2020, at 2:30 p.m., at the Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Kirksville, MO with Reverend Scott Beard officiating. Burial will be in the Park View Memorial Gardens in Kirksville, MO.

Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church.

Arrangements in the care of Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Kirksville, MO.