Dalton — Sara Ann Mast, age 61, of Dalton, Ohio passed away August 5, 2023 after a brief battle with cancer.
Sara was born on January 24, 1962 in Wauseon, OH to Mary Ellen (Grieser) and the late Marvin Nofziger. She was raised on a farm in Stryker, OH and graduated from Stryker High School in 1980. She attended Goshen College from 1980-1981, where she met her husband of 40 years, Ed Mast. She finished her Associate’s Degree in Business at Northwest State Community College in the spring of 1983.
Sara and Ed were married on June 18, 1983. They lived in Sarasota, FL for a few short years before moving back to Wayne County, OH. Over the years Sara has worked as a bookkeeper for Mast Appliance Service, in customer service for Lehman’s Hardware, and most recently in the billing department for P. Graham Dunn.
Sara was an active member at Smithville Mennonite Church. Over the years she helped teach Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, was a youth group leader, and served as an elder.
Sara is survived by her husband Ed; her four sons: Joel (Holly) of Wooster; Nate (Ashley) of Marshallville; Andrew (Jocelyn) of Wooster; and Aaron (Hannah) of Wooster. She is also survived by her mother Mary Ellen Nofziger of Archbold; brother Joel (Carol) Nofziger of Toledo; sister Kristina Nofziger Miller of Berne, IN; father-in-law Elvin Mast; sister-in-law Cheryl Mast of Sturgis, MI; brother-in-law Dave (Connie) Mast of Wooster; sister-in-law Kathy (Mark) Gerber of Orrville; as well as 7 grandchildren with one on the way; and many nephews and nieces.
Sara was preceded in death by her father Marvin Nofziger, mother-in-law Lucille Mast, and step-mother-in-law Emma Mast.
Sara loved spending time with family and friends. Some of her hobbies included reading books, fishing with her husband, and playing cards. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren, especially by spoiling them with sweets before sending them home.
Friends may call on Sunday, August 13, 2023, at Smithville Mennonite Church, 6097 Akron Road, Smithville, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 6:00pm – 8:00pm, as well as, one hour prior to the service.
Services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, at Smithville Mennonite Church, with Pastor Todd Martin officiating. Burial will take place at the Smithville Mennonite Cemetery in Smithville.