Ruby Jean (Long) Mason passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20 surrounded by family, at the age of 79. Jean was born on Aug. 3, 1943 to Thomas Neville and Blanche Ophealia (Aldridge) Long. She was a lifelong resident of the Ash Grove and Eudora areas. She married Larry Mason on July 4, 1962, celebrating 60 years together. Jean attended and graduated from Ash Grove Schools.
She is survived by her husband Larry Mason of Aldrich; 2 sons Kevin (Lisa) Mason of Walnut Grove, and Kent (Tracy) Mason of Humansville; 5 grandchildren Bobbi Mason, Eric (Kendal) Mason, Cia (Robert) Johnson, Kylin (Lyndsea) Mason, and Ethan Mason; 3 great-grandchildren Brinley, Hattie, and Ace; 2 brothers Eddie (Sue) Long of Ash Grove and Joe Bob (Penny) Long of Independence; 2 sisters in law Willie Long of Independence and Geri Long of Ash Grove, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Thomas Neville and Blanche Ophealia (Aldridge) Long, 8 brothers Thomas Long, Clyde Long, Gene Long, Elgie Long, Harold Long, Randy Long, Kenneth Long, and Charles Long; 3 sisters Esther Long, Charlene Dunn, and Ann Breedlove.
Graveside services will be Oct. 1 at 2pm in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Aldrich. Cremation was under the direction of Birch Funeral Home.


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