Polly Mason

September 02, 1956 ‒ July 10, 2020

Lexington, Ohio
Formerly of Columbus, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Polly Ann Mason, age 63, peacefully passed away in her sleep July 10, 2020, at home.

She was born September 2, 1956, in Urbana the youngest child of James William & Betty Lee (Morehart) Pratt, and grew up on the family dairy farm where she learned the importance of hard work and perseverance. She graduated from Mechanicsburg High School with the class of 1974 and went on to earn her associate’s degree in dairy science from The Ohio State University in 1982. She worked 20+ years as a paramedic for Delaware County EMS helping countless neighbors in distress. Often meeting people on their worst day, Polly was tenacious in solving problems and getting people the help they needed at all costs.

Polly was blessed to meet Michael Mason and the pair married on June 11, 2005. They built a beautiful life and were looking forward to many years of retirement together.

Polly enjoyed nature and especially loved gardening and growing gorgeous flowers. She had a big heart and loved her grandchildren and five whippet dogs. She was a member of the Columbus Iris Society and the Caroline Chapter of the Eastern Star. Polly was meticulously detailed and taught by example that if a project was worth doing, it was worth doing it the right way.

Polly is survived by her loving husband Mike Mason of Lexington, daughter Emily (Jason) Monnat of Canton, NY; son Evan (Caitlin) Ullom of Greenville, SC; stepson Michael Jr. (Gina) Mason of Powell; stepdaughter Maureen Mason of Columbus; grandchildren Ella Jane Monnat, Willow Monnat, Owen Samuel Ullom, Beatrice Ullom, and Ayden Rambo; siblings Cynthia (Ernie) Fritz of Kingston, TN, James William Pratt, Jr. of Mechanicsburg, and Karen (Mike) Bodey of Urbana; nephew Matthew (Angie) Fritz of Kingston, TN; and niece Elaine (Clay) Halterman of Urbana.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service honoring her life will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Snyder Funeral Home (2553 Lexington Avenue in Mansfield) officiated by Celebrant Jerry Wilson and friends are invited to call from 1:00 to 3:00 PM before the service. The use of a face mask will be required as Richland County is under a Level 3 health advisory. Delaware County EMS will provide an honor guard and perform the flag ceremony. Contributions in Polly’s memory may be made to Honor Flight Columbus or the Alzheimer’s Association or the Central Ohio Diabetes Association. Please make your check out to the charity and bring or send to the funeral home (PO Box 3085, Mansfield, OH 44904).

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Polly’s family. Share a memory and watch her tribute video at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • I’m so sorry to the family. Polly lived every day to the fullest. A fierce, strong woman, and my mother’s best friend! May she rest in eternal peace and smile down on us all!

  • I am extremely saddened to hear of Polly’s passing. May she rest in eternal peace. My deepest condolences to her family.

  • I have such great memories of Polly from high school. I am so sad for all of her family. I learned a lot from her and her parents about their farm animals. We cried for a mama cow as her calf did not make it! It seemed normal to them but so overwhelming to me! Polly and I were the first girls allowed to be in VoAg back in the day! Rest easy sweet Polly!

  • I’m so sorry to hear that another classmate has passed
    Condolences to the entire family

  • So sorry to hear that our class lost another classmate. May you rest in peace Polly. Thoughts and prayers to her family.

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to Polly’s family is is so sad we have lost another one of our classmates we were not only classmates but grew up not far from each other RIP Polly you were an amazing person

  • Always saddened and shocked to hear of another classmate’s death. So sorry! May you Rest In Peace Polly! Thoughts and prayers to the family!

  • You will be sadly missed everyday. I remember all the times I was out to your house.
    You had a heart of gold, and would help all you can. All of you were my favorite cousins, and my dad n mom thought the world of you.
    I can’t be there, but you n your family will be on my thoughts n prayers.
    Till we meet again, Love ya Polly.

  • I’m so sorry for the loss that Mike and all of Polly’s family are feeling. I didn’t have the opportunity to get to know Polly that well firsthand, but, through Mike, I got to know about her passion for helping family, her perseverance in all the house projects, and her love of all the dogs she raised. We have Polly and her family in our prayers.