Fred Delano Mason

January 30, 1944April 1, 2021

Fred Mason, age 77, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2021, at Liberty Hospital.

Fred was born on January 30, 1944, in Kansas City, Missouri to Fred and Lily Mason. He graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1962. He then attended Culver-Stockton College, graduating in 1966 with a B.A. in Biology. He furthered his education by earning his Master’s in Sanitary Science from the University of Missouri in 1969.

Fred spent his entire professional career of 31 years working for the Health Department of Kansas City, Missouri. It was there he met Terri Lillig, the love of his life, whom he married on November 7, 1970. They enjoyed 50 years of marriage together. The couple had three children: Sarah, Ted, and Curtis. His children remember him as a kind father who instilled the importance of lifelong learning, loved telling stories, and appreciated a good joke.

Growing up, he was actively involved in the Boy Scouts, earning the highest rank in scouting, Eagle Scout, in 1958. Along with being an Eagle Scout, he was also a Warrior in the tribe of Mic-O-Say. Fred always had a love for music, was passionate about his family, and serving others. He also was very dedicated to his faith. Over the years he was a member of Antioch Community Church, First Christian Church of North Kansas City, and Barry Christian Church, often volunteering his time on various committees and serving as an elder.

He is preceded in death by his parents Fred and Lily Mason, brother James Barnett, and sister Jane Cooper.

Fred is survived by his wife Terri; children Sarah (Ken) White, Ted (Michelle) Mason, and Curtis (Erica) Mason; five grandsons and one granddaughter.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date at White Chapel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Harvesters - The Community Food Network in Fred’s memory.

The family would like to thank the Liberty Hospital ICU staff for their care of Fred and the comfort provided to the family.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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David Perryn

April 5, 2021

Thinking of you all. I knew Fred from First Christian Church. He was always chatting and having fun. He was a good father and husband. Wonderful family man and he cared about others. Rest In Peace.