Published: 12:01 am, Sun. Feb. 12th, 2017Updated: 11:25 pm
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at Main and Oklahoma Church of Christ in McAlester, Okla., for Lois Jane Mass of Hartshorne, Okla.
Mass, 88, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her eight children.
Interment will follow the services at Mountain Station Cemetery in Higgins, Okla.
Lois was born April 13, 1928, in Creekola, Okla., to Melvin and Mittie Payne. She grew up in Oklahoma, Texas and California.
In 1944, she moved to Hartshorne, where she met Fred Mass Jr., and the two were married March 9, 1947, in Amarillo, Texas. They were married 37 years until his passing in 1984.
Lois was a devoted wife and mother, and is survived by her eight children: son Danny Mass, daughter Donna Marcangeli and husband Tullio, son Mike Mass and wife Suzanne, son David Mass and wife Vickie, daughter Melanie Pounds and husband Dwayne, daughter Melinda DiMambro, son Stephen Mass and wife Debbie, daughter Stephanie Miller and husband Kenneth, daughter-in-law Sharon Mass, and son-in-law Dana DiMambro.
Lois worked at Kakish’s department store in Hartshorne for 20 years and always found ways to bless her neighbors and community, especially with her homemade apple pies. First and foremost, Lois was a devoted Christian and a faithful member of the 12th Street Church of Christ in Hartshorne.
In the later years of her life, next to being Momma, she was Nonie to her 25 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, who survive her. She loved for her family and friends to come into her home, where there was always food, love, and lots of laughter.
Her 25 surviving grandchildren include Sean Mass and wife Danon, Elena Greenthanner and husband Jeff, Julie Roach and husband Brent, Angie Murrin and husband Robert, Alisha Dodd, Kristi Lindley and husband Jason, Daniel DiMambro, Micah Mass and wife Shannon, Nathan DiMambro and wife Ashley, Lucas Mass and wife Alicia, David Pounds and wife Saundra, Delona Mass, Aaron Mass, Angela DiMambro, Jared Pounds and wife Jessica, Jonathan Mass and wife Misti, Teresa DiMambro, Jacob Miller and Stacy, D’Anne Eeds and husband Brandon, Joshua Miller and wife Lauren, D’Naye Conklin and husband Eric, Dawna Sandmann and husband Matthew, David Mass and wife Shyane, Jessica Vinson and husband James, and Stephen Mass and wife Carmela.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Mass Jr.; father Melvin Payne; mother Mittie Payne; brother Lloyd Payne; sisters Lillian Edwards and Lucille Schrampter; and grandson Mark Edward Mass.
Lois was dearly loved and is going to be missed and remembered for a long time.