Lila D. (Mason) Amonson
Lila (Mason) Amonson, 85, of Clarion passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond.
Funeral services for Lila Amonson will be held on Monday, July 6, 2015 at 10:30 AM at First United Methodist Church, 201 3rd Avenue North East in Clarion, with Pastor Mike Gudka officiating. Burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Clarion.
Visitation for Lila Amonson will be held on Sunday, July 5, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at Ewing Funeral Home, 1801 Central Avenue East in Clarion, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.
Lila Darlene Mason, daughter of Thomas and Clara (Wenos) Mason was born May 2, 1930 in Clarion. Lila was raised and educated in Clarion, graduating from Clarion High School in 1949.
On April 10, 1953 Lila was united in marriage to Richard Amonson at the Methodist Church in Eagle Grove. To this union two daughters were born.
Lila worked as an operator at the Northwestern Bell telephone office in Clarion from 1953 until they went to dial telephones. When the office closed, Richard bought Lila and himself new Schwinn bikes, and they biked every day they could for many years.
Lila was a Mom first and foremost. She worked part time at Evans Kay Lumber when the girls started school. In later years she worked full time for Evans Lumber & Construction. Those years totaled 38.
Lila enjoyed roller skating and received a new pair of skates when she turned 50. Lila also enjoyed all her nieces and nephews at family reunions. When her two grandchildren were born, she was thrilled “to the moon” and back. She made almost every event they participated in.
Lila was a 50+ year member of the First United Methodist Church in Clarion, and taught Sunday school, served as communion steward, and was circle chairperson for several years.
Lila is survived by two daughters; Cindy Riley (Doug) of Clarion, and Joy Amonson of Clarion; grandchildren Thomas Riley (friend Melanie) of Cedar Falls, and Whitney Carey (Daniel) of Mason City; great-grandson Dominic Carey; sister Donna Ainger of Belmond; and brother-in-law Bill Beenen of Belmond.
Lila is preceded in death by husband Richard, her parents, Will Johnson, brothers Kenneth and Walter Mason, and sisters Edna Legge, Lavonne Stadtlander, Isabelle Gunderson, Leona Severe, Erma Claude, and Shirley Beenen.