Obituaries — 30 July 2014


Susie Mason, age 70, of Bates, City,

MO passed away Monday, July 14,

2014. A visitation was held from

6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 17 at

Speaks Suburban Chapel. A funeral

service was held at 10:00 a.m. Friday,

July 18th at First Baptist Church of

Bates City; 200 E Z Hwy. Burial will

be at Six Mile Cemetery, Fort Osage,


Susie was born December 22, 1943

in San Diego, CA, raised by Charles

and Nova (Thatch) Bachrach as one

of five children. On November 25,

1979, at Six Mile Baptist Church,

she married her best friend, Doug E.

Mason. She worked as a bus driver

for Fort Osage before becoming the

first female truck driver for Standard

Oil working third shift for over

12 years. Sue and Doug enjoyed

bowling, alcohol dragster racing,

farming, and attending the Baptist

congregations of Six Mile, First

Baptist of Buckner and most recently

Bates City. She loved children and

supported her congregation’s VBS

and mission trips. Sue is loved and

will be missed. She is survived by

her husband; daughter Faith Tootle

(Martin) of Dixon, MO; son, Charles

Mericle of Oak Grove, MO; daughter

Bridgett Neeley of Independence,

MO; grandchildren, Vickie, Paul,

Jennifer, Tara, Susanne, Amanda,

Kasidi, Kylee, Samuel, and Emily;

great grandchildren, Jourdan, Tyler,

Megan, MacKenzie, Brody, Tinley,

and Christy; brothers, Bob and Woody

Mathis, and Charles and Jim Staples;

and her beloved kitty, Tiger. She was

preceded in death by her parents and

a beloved daughter, Christy Mericle.

The family encourages contributions

to The First Baptist Church of Bates

City for their Music Ministry, in her

memory. (Arrangements: Speaks

Suburban Chapel 816-373-3600)


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