Patricia Ann Mason

Patricia Ann Mason, 86, of Monett, passed away, Sept. 26, 2019. She was born Oct. 2, 1932, in Springfield to Harold and Madeline (Hughes) Testerman. She was married to Carl Hancock in 1949 and together they raised their four children.
She had many careers over her lifetime but her favorite was working at Stell’s Package. She opened the store every day and loved to interact will all of her longtime customers. She continued to work until her health forced her to retire at 84 years of age. She loved to garden and take care of her magnitude of flowers. She had a “green thumb” like no other. She quit school to marry and start her family at the young age of 17. One of her proudest accomplishments was completing her education and getting her GED. She received her diploma at the age of 61.
She is survived by: sons, Larry (Rose) Hancock of Monett, Darrel Hancock of Verona and Billy (Valerie) Hancock of Verona; daughter, Jan Riddle of Nixa; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: her parents; brothers, Charles and Bill Testerman; sister, Geri Testerman; her first husband and the father of her children Carl Hancock; her second husband, Joe Mason; a daughter-in-law; and a grandson.
A celebration of life will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, 303 S. Jefferson Ave. Aurora. Online condolences may be shared at


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