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Raymond Richard Mason, 88, of Phillipsburg, died Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at his home near Phillipsburg.

He was born May 25, 1934, in Kirksville, Mo. to Fred and Lena Pearl Baker Mason.

In September of 1918, he was united in marriage to Bonnie Evans Williams, and they shared the last three years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty L. Mason; two sons, Raymond DeWayne and Mark Allan; and two daughters, Judy and Anita.

Raymond was born and raised in Kirksville, Mo., as one of 13 children in his family. He served his country faithfully in the United States Army for several years, and then he moved to Iowa, where he worked as a carpenter throughout his life. In 1980, he moved to Phillipsburg, Mo. and made his home. He belonged to the Eagles, a veterans organization. He liked doing woodworking projects, and built his own house. He enjoyed fishing, looking for antiques, and spending time at the sale barn.

Raymond had made his profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Second Freewill Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife Bonnie of the home; his six children, Jody Anderson and her husband Donny, Diane Elder and her husband, Jeff, Vickie Williams, Greg Williams and his wife Rhonda, Denny Williams, and his wife Becky, and Angela Richardson; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Hannah Kellam; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Services Raymond Richard Mason will be private under the care and direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon. For more information or to visit the website go to