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Lila Mae Masse - 81

8/27/1934 - 9/17/2015

Clinton, IA

Lila Mae Masse, age 81, of Clinton, passed away Thursday September 17, 2015 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at the Christ Episcopal Church. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Ben, Garrett and Logan Drury, Alexis Masse, Wayne Nieland, Jeff Mumm and Jeff Ebensberger. Memorials may be made to the Christ Episcopal Church.

Lila was born in Maquoketa, IA, on August 28, 1934, the daughter of Wilmer and Wilma (Harder) Mann. She graduated from Lyons High School in 1952 and attended Mt. St. Clare College. She married John Luckritz on September 10, 1953 in Clinton. John passed away on February 27, 1985. She later married Virgil Masse on October 12, 1985 in Clinton. She was a homemaker and member of Grace Episcopal Church, the former St. Helen’s Guild where she had served as treasurer, the former St. Faith’s Alter Guild, where she had served as president, had lead a youth group at Grace and volunteered and served funeral luncheons. Lila was also a member of the Spinner and Weavers Club. She enjoyed knitting and card making.

Lila is survived by her husband, Virgil of Clinton; her son, Denzil (Lisa) Luckritz of Cape Cod, MA; her daughter, Diane Zech of Port Orchard, WA; a step-daughter, Teri (Ben) Drury of Miles, IA; four granddaughters; two great grandsons; three step grandchildren, and her sister, Nancy (Wayne) Nieland of LeClaire, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John and a brother, James Mann. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

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Funeral services will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at the Christ Episcopal Church.

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