Gladys A. Mason, 89, of Newcomerstown, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at Southeastern Med, Cambridge.

She was born Monday, Oct. 3, 1921, in Newcomerstown, to the late Albert Porcher and the late Anna (Tufford) Porcher.

She graduated from Newcomerstown High School, Class of 1939. She retired from Newcomerstown Schools.

She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church of Newcomerstown, Oriental Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and PACCT.

She was married on June 14, 1942, to Encil Mason, who died in 1996 after being married 55 years.

She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Mahaffey of Old Washington and Cheryl (Ron) Haver of Newcomerstown; one son, Tom "Tiger" (Linda) Mason of Newcomerstown; seven grandchildren, James (Sherry) Mahaffey, Jeff (Tanya) Guilliams, Joanna (Mike) D'Ostroph, Shawn Rose, Chad Rose, Tyler Mason, Linsay (Kristopher) Howell; five great-grandchildren, Brayden and Mackenzie Rose, Jett and Jaya Guilliams, and Colton Rose; one brother, Kenneth Porcher of West Lafayette; and four sisters-in-law, Alma Porcher, Doris Mason, Mary Watts and Norma Davis, all of Newcomerstown.

She was preceded in death by one son, Encil Ray Mason; one brother, Eugene Porcher; and four sisters, Melva Mallatte, Helen Shaffer, Wilma Harding and Goldie Martin.

Funeral services were Nov. 6, 2010, at the Addy Funeral Home, Newcomerstown, with the Rev. Paul Gerycz officiating.

Burial was in West Lawn Cemetery, Newcomerstown.

Memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association, 15120 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693; or American Parkinson Disease Association, 4 Triangle Park Drive, Suite 404, Cincinnati, OH 45246.

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