Erma I. Mast, 79, Lexington, Ky., and formerly of Syracuse, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at her home. She was born on Sept. 6, 1936, in Syracuse, to Wilbur Perry and Loah Mabel (Roberts) Walton.
She attended Milford High School and was a lifetime Syracuse area resident until she moved to Kentucky in Sept. 2005. She was married Feb. 11, 1955, in Warsaw, to Perry D. Mast who preceded her on Aug. 30, 2000. She was formerly employed as a waitress at Bates Diner and England’s Family Dining in Syracuse.
She was a member of the New Salem Church of the Brethren in Milford; American Legion Auxiliary Post 223, V.F.W. Auxiliary, and Eagles Lodge all in Syracuse.
She is survived by daughter: Denise (James) Young, Corinth, Ky.; two sons: Daniel (Anna) Mast, Nappanee; and Donald (Betty) Mast, Cynthiana, Ky.; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Carroll L. (Thelma) Walton, Pierceton; and Clifford C. (Deanna) Walton, Cromwell. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and four sisters: Betty Smith: Joan Hann; Waneta Prescott; and Wilma Everest.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Owen Family Funeral Home, Syracuse. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at the funeral home, with Rev. Steve Smith, Penn Avenue Baptist Church, Georgetown, Ky., officiating. Burial will follow at North Webster Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2:00 – 4:00 & 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St. Syracuse, IN. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2016 in the funeral home with Rev. Steve Smith of the Penn Avenue Baptist Church in Georgetown, KY officiating. Burial will follow in the North Webster Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be given to Syracuse EMS, Syracuse.
To send condolences to the family in Mrs. Mast’s memory please visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com