Effie Mae Mast, 87, of Shipshewana, died at 8:40 pm on Saturday, May 22, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. She had been in declining health with a brief illness. She was born on March 20, 1934, in Topeka, KS, to Peter S. and Lydia (Borntrager) Schwartz. On October 15, 1953 in Howe she married Ora J. Mast, he died July 20, 2016. Surviving are daughter, Mary (Larry) Borntrager of Middlebury; six sons, David (Marlene) Mast of Shipshewana, Dennis Mast of Middlebury, Stan (Lolly) Mast of White Pigeon, MI, Steven (Jana) Mast of Goshen, Jerry (Marlynn) Mast of Topeka, Joel (Christy) Mast of Millersburg; 24 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, seven step grandchildren, 14 step great-grandchildren, six step great great grandchildren; four sisters, Ada (Edwin) Yoder of Middlebury, Saloma (Sam) Steury of Mishawaka, Wilma (Jr.) Yoder of Nappanee, Rebecca Miller of Elkhart. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; grandson, Jeremy Mast; two stillborn great grandchildren; three brothers, Amos, Jerry, and Samuel Schwartz; sister, Mary Graber. Effie was a homemaker and member of the Old Order Amish Church. She enjoyed tending to her flowers, working in the garden, and loved spending time with her family. Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Tuesday, May 25, and all day Wednesday, May 26, at the Dave Mast residence, 0740 N. 850 W., Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Thursday May 27, at the same residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Amos Schwartz and the home ministers. Burial will be in Townline Cemetery, Shipshewana.
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