Bettye Jean Mason, 86, of Platte, SD passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Platte Care Center Avera. Funeral Services are 1:30 P.M. Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the Olive Presbyterian Church in Platte. A Committal Service will follow at Platte City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Monday, February 25, 2019 at Mount Funeral Home in Platte with a 7:00 P.M. Prayer Service.
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Bettye Jean (Allen) Mason was born on February 9, 1933 to Charles and Ruby (Roberts) Allen in Hugo, OK. She attended school and on May 25, 1953 was united in marriage to Clarence Edward Mason in Amarillo, TX. After his honorable discharge from the service in December of 1955, they moved to Platte, SD to raise their family and begin farming.
Bettye took pride in being a homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Olive Presbyterian Church and the TOPS Club. She enjoyed playing golf, cooking, gardening and sewing.
Grateful for having shared in Bettye’s life: three children: Pamela Mason of Dallas, TX, Patricia (Lonnie) Tutsch of New Underwood, SD and David Mason of Platte, SD; two granddaughters: Courtney (Lyndon) DeVries of Platte, SD and Erin (Lynn) Walstad of Platte, SD; five great grandchildren: Kallie, Addison, Will and Bria Walstad, and Creighton DeVries; three brothers: Ricky Allen, Geary Allen and Michael Allen all of Texas; three sisters: Kathy Winkler of Colorado, Melba Nethery and Sue Bowland both of Texas; along with many nieces and nephews.
Bettye was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Mason (Oct. 10, 2015); two sons: Randal Mason (Apr. 21, 2012) and James Mason (Nov. 18, 1976); her parents, Charles and Ruby Allen; and three brothers: Charlie, Harold and Larry Allen.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bettye’s honor may be directed to: Platte Care Center Avera, PO Box 200, Platte, SD 57369.