ELIZABETHTOWN - Mason, Edward Y., of Elizabethtown, born February 2, 1910 entered into eternal rest on January 28, 2013 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown at the age of 102.
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Mr. Mason was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. During his life he enjoyed raising horses and livestock. He served as Mayor of West Point for thirteen years, which he often referred to as, The Garden Spot of Kentucky. He was employed by Dupont Chemical Plant for more than 30 years. In addition, he was associated with Manakee Funeral Home for more that 30 years. It is believed that he held the oldest continued license as a funeral director and embalmer in the state of Kentucky. Mr. Mason was a member of Plumb Lodge# 862, Louisville, KY, for over 55 years. Numerous friends along his life journey fondly referred to him as Dad Mason.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Katherine of nearly 60 years; a son, Robert; a son, Edward Mason; his parents, R. E. And Lilly Mason; a brother, Charles Taylor Mason; a sister, Maxine Skidmore; and a granddaughter, Mary Katherine Mason.
He is survived by his son, Charles T. Mason of Elizabethtown; a beloved daughter-in-law, Rebecca Shaver Mason (Robert) Irvine of Louisville; two grandchildren, Debbie McClure Mason (James) Garner, James Edward (Dr. Leigh Anne Pearman) Mason; six great-grandchildren, Anne Elizabeth Mason, Rebecca McClure Garner, James Garner, Jr., David Garner, Isabelle Ilari, and Ian Ilari; In addition, Mr. Mason is survived by a very special caregiver, Linda Hardin.
A celebration of Mr. Mason's life will be held at the Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. Visitation will be Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. with a Masonic service held at 7 p.m. Sunday evening. Visitation will continue Monday from 9-10 a.m. The funeral service will be Monday, February 18, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Elmer Varnadore officiating. Mr. Mason will be laid to rest at the Elizabethtown City Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations made to the Crusade for Children. Condolences may be expressed online at www.manakeefuneralhome.com
Manakee Funeral Home
2098 Leitchfield Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Published in The Courier-Journal on Feb. 10, 2013