October 8, 1925 -- October 16, 2020

Sovillah E. Mast, 95, of Kent, OH, formerly of Middlebury, died on Friday,
October 16 at Kentridge Senior Living, Kent, OH. She was born on October
8, 1925, in Arthur, IL, to Elmer and Barbara (Yoder) Miller. On December 24,
1946 at First Mennonite Church in Middlebury, she married Ora Olen Mast;
he died May 19, 2011. Surviving are three daughters, Karen Steiner of
Munroe Falls, OH, Sandra (Mike) Clark of Buckeye, AZ, Sue Ann (Steve)
Himmelberger of Phoenix, AZ; six grandchildren, Michael (Jamie) Steiner of
Doylestown, OH, Bryan English of Bahrain, Jonathan (Vanessa) English of
Goodyear, AZ, Elizabeth (Joshua) Hawkins of Riverton, UT, Katie (Michael)
Gower of Sugar Hill, GA, Amy (Nathan) Jonas of Phoenix, AZ; eight
great-grandchildren; sister, Gertrude Kauffman of Elkhart; many nieces and
nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; infant son,
Brent Allen Mast; five brothers, Jonas, Albert, Nelson, Clarence, and Elmer
Miller Jr.; sister, Irma Thomas. Sovillah was a loving mother and
grandmother, devoted to her family. She was a charter member of
Bonneyville Mennonite Church. For many years, Sovillah grew a beautiful
garden, full of vegetables and flowers. On occasion, people stopped by the
road to admire her garden and flowers. She enjoyed working out of doors,
as well as sewing and quilting. She was an avid reader and loved putting
together jigsaw puzzles. She and her husband had a chicken and egg farm
where she enjoyed preparing egg orders for her customers. She was a
hard-worker, quiet and reserved, but always kind and friendly. The family
would like to give special thanks to the staff in the memory care unit at
Kentridge who so lovingly cared for our dear mother and grandmother. The
family will hold private services. Services will be conducted by Pastor
Mariah Martin. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury. In lieu of
flowers, and in this year of many natural disasters, please donate to MCC
which provides disaster relief. The address is: MCC Great Lakes, 1013
Division St., Goshen, IN 46528.

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From: Nancy Kaufman Ehret
Dearest daughters of Sollivah, I remember so many times in your house
where a warm welcome was always in order. My mother, Violet Kaufman,
is having a difficult time accepting that she is the lone survivor of the
October Birthday ladies. Those celebations each year were always
memorable. Those memories of your life together will continue to flow as
you adjust to this loss. Love to you all.
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From: Lloyd and Katie Hochstedler
Our sincere sympathy to the family. She was a wonderful friend.
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From: Carl and Diane (Warstler) Eash
Dear Karen, Sandy and Sue Ann, Our deepest sympathy in the loss of
your dear, sweet mother. It was a true pleasure getting to know her when
she served breakfast to the guests at Varns Guest House. She had a sweet
smile and a heart of gold. She leaves us with fond memories. Our
thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
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From: Anita J. Acord
It is never easy to lose one's parent, you will grieve for a while, but know
that Sovillah lived a GREAT LIFE and God has called her home for a
better life. Love, hugs & prayers to all
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From: Annette Kaufman
Sandy, Karen,and Sue.....many wonderful memories came flooding back
when I heard of your moms passing. So many Sunday dinners, always
fried chicken, homemade everything, even ketchup. Your mother was
always so sincere and loving in a special quiet way. Blessings to all of
you. May you also have those blessed memories as you say goodbye to
your mom.
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From: Kathy (Nusbaum) Jordan
So many good memories at the house. When I go by there, I always
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From: Susie (Mast) Troyer and family
I was so sorry to hear of Aunt Sovillah's passing. She was always such a
sweet and kind person. I know it is such a hard time for all of you. My
thoughts and prayers are with you. love, Susie
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From: Pete and Verba DeMauro
Our thoughts are now with Karen, Sandy and Sue. Many memories with
their family while growing up in the Miller family in Middlebury. My
father was the oldest brother of Sovillah. Death will take away but
memories will last forever. Much Love to all of the family.
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From: Ana Z
I am so sorry for your loss you and your family are in my thoughts and
Sovillah E. Mast
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Ed Kauffman
Billy & Sandi Miller
Sheree (Miller) Crist
Ana Z
Gene Thomas