Clara Mae Friel

November 7, 1927November 17, 2021

Clara Mae Mohr Mason Friel, 94, was lovingly embraced by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, as she stepped into eternity with Him. Clara was born November 7, 1927 in Indianapolis, IN, to Walter and Ethel Mohr. She lived 91 of her 94 years in the same home in which she was born.

She was a charter and lifetime member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church and was past president of both the Mars Hill Drexel Gardens Improvement Association and the Municipal Gardens White Cross Guild of Methodist Hospital. She also served as a Pink Lady Volunteer for the Chaplain's office at Methodist Hospital. She retired from L.S. Ayres in 1988 after 17 years of service.

She was the widow of Richard (Dick) Friel. She was preceded in death by her son, Mark Mason, granddaughter, Jennifer Mason and grandson, Christopher Mason. Those left to cherish her memory are her children Clarence Mason (Jana Lee), Janelle Aaron (Brad), Marjorie Huey, Richard (Rick) Friel (Patti) and Karen Becker (Mark), her stepdaughters, Linda Doutt and Stacy Friel, as well as 12 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Services will be Wednesday, November 24, at 12:00p.m., at Crown Hill Funeral Home, with visitation starting at 10:00a.m. Memorial donations may be made to Lutheran Child and Family Services, 1525 N. Ritter Ave., Indianapolis, IN, 46219, or the charity of your choice.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021


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Erin Burr

November 24, 2021

I remember the many many shared meals and moments together. Laughter. Euchre tournaments. Her taking my sister and I to see Jurassic Park in the theaters. Playing pokeno card game and being unable to say “pokeno” in order to win the game, shouting out “Poken Nose!!” as the family erupts with laughter. I remember her small pink bathroom that smelled of colorful fancy small rose shaped soaps, and softness. I remember her singing or humming. I love her. Rest easy Grandma, you live on in the glorious family you created.

Jan Shea r

November 22, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. We loved those times that Clara came to visit Marjorie in New York and worshiped with us a CalTab. She was a sweet lady, much loved by her family. We pray that you are comforted by the fact that she is with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and is experiencing what she longed for in her relationship with Him. I pray you all will be comforted by the words of "Scars in Heaven" by Casting Crowns .

Dennis Skarvan

November 19, 2021

Clara was my birthday twin, November 7, and I will miss our yearly celebration. She leaves a legacy of family, love and kindness.