Mary Herman Mask
December 29, 1923 – December 31, 2019
Mary Herman Mask, 96, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2019. She was born December 29, 1923 to Henry and Sarah Herman of Conover, NC.
Mary attended St. Stephen's High School (Hickory, NC) and earned an accounting degree at business college. She started her career in Walgreens' accounting department and then secured a position in Bank of America's International Department. She was so successful that she was asked to come out of retirement, before she was finally able to retire a second time. She was very proud of the work she did for DuPont and in customer relations.
She instilled her strong spirit in her children as she was active in their lives. She led by example with her faith in God. She was no stranger to church dinners, Sunday school classes, and chaperoning youth trips out West. Later, babysitting was an interest she took up once her children were grown and had moved away. It kept her young as she was around young people.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Marie Owens; son, Howard Mask; granddaughter, Ashlyn Owens; and grandson, Howard "Tad" Mask III (Alicia). She is predeceased by her brother, John Henry Herman; and sisters, Julia Herman Blalock, Georgie Herman Swinehartand, and Hazel Herman Mosteller.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Christ Lutheran Church. A reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4600 Park Road #100, Charlotte, NC 28209 or Christ Lutheran Church, 4519 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28226.
- Memorial Service Saturday, January 11, 2020
Mary Herman Mask
January 6, 2020
Dearest Marie and Ashley , It is with great fondness that I remember your mother and grandmother , and how much support she offered you during your difficult times as well as happy occasions. I hope that your memories will help you ease the sadness of your loss and that your cherished memories will bring you much joy. She was a wonderful woman to have raised the two of you. It is with regret that Jim and I will not be able to attend the memorial service on January 11 due to a prior commitment. Please know my thoughts and prayers of comfort will be with you. Fondly,
Rhonda Creason Cable
January 5, 2020
My mother, Doris Creason, wanted you to know how much Mary meant to her. Years ago, Mary started the bereavement committee at Christ Lutheran. She asked Doris to help with the committee. They worked together to honor others. Mother and I also went to the same Circle group with Mary. Each Christmas, Mary would ask the Circle to her home for a Christmas dinner. We always had so much fun! She was a fine person who made the world a little brighter.
January 3, 2020
I am going to miss my aunt Mary vary much!!! When I was a child when she would visit my grandma in Ohio I was so happy to see her she was nice loved to talk to her. I remember when my grandpa passed away in 1990 I gave her a hug I cried she was there for me. And I would send her letters and she would write back to me. When I graduate from high school she fly to my graduation party. 1997 The last time I saw her was 2005 at her house. She made fried okra the way my grandma made it. So good!!! Love to you!! Aunt Mary!! RIP To her other 3 sisters and one brother Great grandma and Great grandpa also!!! They are together now