Sister Elizabeth Clare Mast, SFP
Sister Elizabeth Clare Mast, Franciscan Sister of the Poor, age 89, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 5:40 a.m. in Cincinnati. She was born on July 20, 1922 in Fowler, the daughter of August & Clara C. (Talken) Mast.
Sr. Elizabeth entered the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor on February 1, 1940 after coming to know the Sisters at the former St. Mary’s Hospital. She made her final profession on September 8, 1947.
She received her Bachelor of Arts at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Sister Elizabeth worked in the business and purchasing office mainly at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. Prior to this, she was the Provincial Bursar for the St. Anthony Province from 1960 until 1966 in Wartwick, NY.
She belonged to the National Purchasing agents for Hospitals group. She was active in the Charismatic Movement and she was active with the Shepherds of Christ Prayer group.
She is survived by:
Sisters: Alta Hildebrand, Rita Blickhan and her husband Paul, and Mary Jo Holtschlag and her husband Robert E.
Sisters-in-law, Mrs. Irene Mast of Quincy; Mrs. Dorothy Mast of Fowler and Mrs. Sylvia Mast of Merchanicsville, MD and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Richard Mast, Carl Mast, Virgil Mast and Norbert Mast in infancy, and a sister Irene Klauser.
A mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Clare’s Convent Chapel in Cincinnati, OH.
A funeral High Mass will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church by the Rev. Arnaud Devilliers, F.S.S.P. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 8:30a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 9:15 a.mwww.dukerandhaugh.com
Sister Rita Kruthaupt, SFP
- Dear Family,
I extend to all of you my sympathy and prayers. Sister was my prayer- partner for the Shepherds of Christ and of going to chiroprator so I spent quite a bit of time with her since she came to St. Clare's.There were 12 SofC's at her funeral. We all loved her. I know she loved her family. Let us all pray that we may join her in heaven.
Love and prayers,...........Sister Rita
- To the family of Sister Elzabeth Mast,
I met your dear family member some six years ago through a good friend of mine Sister Jean Marie Hilvers who back then was living at the Mercy Franciscan Terrace adjacent to St. Clare Convent.
Sister Elizabeth and I became fast friends and I was always happy to hear the many stories that she had concerning her carrer and the many experiences she had. Along with Sister Jean I considered them both as mentors and had a high regard for both.
Sister Jean passed away in 2008 and I continued to visit St. Clare Convent and was always excited about going to see Sister Elizabeth. I can also credit Sister Elizabeth for having introduced me to the Shepherds of Christ ministry which throughout the years has been an inspiration.
Sister Rita Kruthaupt informed me that Sister Elizabeth was having trouble with her health and was about to enter into eternal life. That was Friday June 29 and when I phoned back on Sunday I got the definitive news.
I wanted very much to be at the prayer service and Mass of Resurrection planned for Sister Elizabeth and I resolved to get the next plane out and make it ot Cincinnati to pay my respects.
It was difficult to say good-bye but I am at peace that my dear friend is now in the presence of our heavenly Father, and I am thnkful to Him for having let me know one of His faithful servants for these past few years.
May God bless Sister Elizabeth Mast forever and ever. Amen.
In His name,