Weatherford Democrat

Obituaries

April 11, 2013

Mary Ann Massey

WEATHERFORD – Mary Ann Massey, 84, of Weatherford, died April 6, 2013.

A Celebration of Life is 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the First United Methodist Church in Weatherford. Burial is 3 p.m. Friday, April 12, in Lockhart. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at White’s Funeral Home in Weatherford.

A loving wife and devoted mother, Mary Ann was born Nov. 12, 1928, in Weslaco, to Cleveland and Lucy Burton. She attended college in Nashville, Tenn., Dallas, Waco and Canyon, earning degrees from Baylor University and West Texas State University.

Wherever Mary Ann and her late husband, Cecil E. Massey, lived, she was passionate about raising her family and the Methodist church. She taught Sunday school, played piano, led United Methodist Women groups and volunteered in many capacities.

Mary Ann was very active in community theatre. Directing, costume design and construction, stage design; behind the scenes roles suited her as she nourished and shared a love of theatre first found in college while studying under Paul Baker. She was many times a den mother for her sons’ scouting activities, as well being active in her daughter’s interests including Girl Scouts and dance. Later in life she continued by traveling the state to attend concerts, plays, contests, recitals, graduations and the like for her five grandchildren.

Mary Ann is survived by her sons, Cleve, Neal and Mark and his wife, Shawn; and her daughter Linda; five adoring grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; as well as countless friends and relatives who will forever remember her for her selflessness, counsel and love of life.

White’s Funeral Home

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