Shirley Ann Mast, 80

Shirley Ann Mast, 80, of rural Wabash, died at 8:50 pm, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. 

She was born Jan. 22, 1935, in Wabash County, to Gillen "Ding" Sr. and Mary Lucille (Hayes) Johnson.

Shirley was a 1952 graduate of Wabash High School, and attended Michigan State University one year.  She married Cloyd Mast at the Richvalley E.U.B. Church on June 26, 1955.  She was a homemaker, a cook at Northfield High School, and also worked at the Honeywell House. 

Shirley was a member of Bachelor Creek Church of Christ.  She loved golfing, gardening, growing flowers, and crafts.  She also loved watching all sports and going to grandkids events. 

She is survived by her husband, Cloyd Mast of Wabash; two children, Jeffrey (Becky) Mast of Wabash, and Melissa (Robert) Swan of Lagro; 10 grandchildren, Tricia (Mark) Anderson of Greenfield, Rhett (Sarah Stroup) Mast and Jessica (Jerry France) Mast, both of Wabash, Megan (Heath) Lehner of Lagro, Adriane (Tyler) Leland of Plainfield, Nicole (Mike) Couch of Fishers, Audrey Mast of Fort Wayne,  Allison (Wesley Brown) Mast of Indianapolis, Todd Swan of Prague, Czech Republic, and Carly Mast of Wabash, and seven great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Gillen "Ding" Johnson Jr.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Rick Borgman officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 2-8 pm Thursday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Urbana Lions Club.

The memorial guest book for Shirley may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Dec 15