Alma Lou (Wing) Masters, age 88, died on Feb. 9, 2017, at The Sanctuary at Tuttle Crossing in Dublin.
Alma was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas Masters; parents, Fred and Naomi Wing; brother, Don Wing; sister, Judy Lewis; sister and brother-in-law, Anne and Walter Coleman; sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Elmer Arling; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Beverly and Robert Smith; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Louise Masters; and two nephews, Doug Wing and Brad Lewis.
Alma is survived by her daughter, Pam (Jim) Stafford; grandchildren, Scott Stafford, Ben (Beth) Stafford and Sarah (Paul) Shearer; and grandchildren, Bella Theaker-Stafford, Abigail and Joshua Shearer and Roo Stafford. She is also survived by her beloved brother and sister-in-law, John and Debie Wing, and many loving nieces and nephews.
Alma may have left her hometown at age 17, but she always kept Williamsport close to her heart. She made lifelong friends during the 18 years she worked at Lazarus. From there she went to the Medical Bureau, working for 18 years until it was necessary to remain home to care for her husband, Tom, who had Alzheimer’s.
Alma volunteered at her church, Livingston United Methodist Church, until moving to Hilliard, where she spent the last 19 years. She liked sewing, crocheting, reading, crossword puzzles and mealtimes at nearby Bob Evans restaurants.
But most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A special thanks to her best friend’s daughter, Lana Keller Barbarick, and to her nieces, Leslie Scott and Patti Harris, who sought out opportunities regularly to show loving kindness to Alma. A thank you is also extended to The Sanctuary at Tuttle Crossing, who offered kindness above and beyond all expectations during her stays at their facility. We also appreciated the assistance of Kindred Hospice, who offered tender care during the past three months.
Private graveside services will be held at Springlawn Cemetery in Williamsport, officiated by Rev. Leo Frailey. Arrangements were completed by the Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Alma’s memory to the charity of your choice.
Online condolences can be made to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal