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Mast, Moses N. (1878-1954)

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Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1954 Jul 1 p. 3

Birth date: 1878 Apr 16

The Mennonite obituary: 1954 Jul 29 p. 9

text of obituary:


Moses N. Mast, son of Noah and Sally (Beachy) Mast, was born near Goshen, Ind. on April 16, 1878; died June 22, 1954, at Thomas, Okla.

He was married to Katie Miller of Middlefield, Ohio on Feb. 7, 1902.

To this union four sons and three daughters were born: Jonathan of East Lynne, Mo.; Enos, at home; Joas, Mary (Mrs. Henry Yoder), all of Thomas; John of Weatherford, Okla.; Sarah (Mrs. William C. Yoder), Garnett, Kans.; and Barbara (Mrs. Andy Deiner), Springs, Pa. Also surviving is a foster daughter, Mrs. Levi Chupp (Malinda Wingard), Nappanee, Ind.

His wife died on Aug. 27, 1913. On Aug. 15, 1915, he was married to Lydia Yoder, daughter of Moses and Fannie (Miller) Yoder. Lydia was the widow of Daniel F. Yoder of Arthur, Ill.

He leaves his sorrowing companion, eight children, 49 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; five brothers and one sister, Eli of Shipshewana, Ind., Edward and Noah of Stuarts Draft, Va. Daniel of Salisbury, Pa., Menno and Lizzie (widow of Joseph Schlabach), Milford, Ind. Two brothers, one sister and four grandchildren preceded him in death.

Father had been in failing health due to heart trouble since Jan. 6. On Mar. 8 he went to Thomas hospital and was released march 22. He was improved until June 1 when he suffered another attack and was rushed to the hospital where everything was done that loving hands could do, until he peacefully fell asleep, being conscious to the very end and often expressing his desire to go.

Funeral services were held on June 17 at Elmer Wingards with Bishops John A. Yoder and David Miller preaching in German from John 14 and I Thess. 4, and Alva Swartzentruber in English from Psalms 90.

He was laid to rest beside his first wife in the Amish cemetery.

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