Elaine Virginia Mason, 96

November 24, 1924 - March 6, 2021

Hastings resident Elaine Virginia Mason, 96, passed away Saturday, March 6, 2021, at Mary
Lanning Memorial Hospital, Hastings, NE. She had resided at Good Samaritan Village.

There will be no services held. Burial will take place at Sunset Gardens in Hastings, NE. Private
condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral
Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Elaine was born November 24, 1924, in Prosser, NE to Alfred & Mary (Kroll) Mason. She
attended Prosser Grade School, graduating 8th grade with one classmate (Dorothy Smith), and
Velma Gerlach was their teacher. She graduated from Juniata High School in 1942. After high
school, she was employed in Hastings by the Lincoln Telephone & Telegraph. Elaine later moved
to Chicago and she worked at Douglas Aircraft as a riveter during the World War II era and then
went to work for Illinois Bell Telephone for 35 happy years. After her retirement, she enjoyed
many happy years living in Arizona, before returning to Hastings.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Edward Barber; and sisters (Eleanor) Jean
Long and Phyllis Rueffer, and Nephews Kenneth Rueffer of Lombard, IL, and James Long of
Chicago, IL, Bob Barber; Nieces Sue Donahue, and Kay Bowgren.

Survivors include Nephews Michael Long of Franklin, NH and Jeffery Rueffer of Batavia, IL;
niece-in-law Velta Rueffer, IL; and niece Karen Danuser, Fulton, MO.