Evelyn Lucille Mast, 91, of 1301 College Ave., died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in the home of her daughter and son-in-law. She was born on Sept. 4, 1921, in Keokuk, Iowa, a daughter of Ross and Inez Harter Findley. She married Carl B. Mast, long-time Adams County circuit clerk, on Feb. 15, 1940, in Fort Madison, Iowa, where she had grown up. He preceded her in death. Evelyn was a graduate of Fort Madison Public High School and attended the St. Mary Hospital Nursing Program. She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church. Evelyn was a doting grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an avid reader, knitter and crocheter. She loved cooking, baking, canning and gardening. She and Carl enjoyed traveling and camping in nearly every state of the United States, Canada and Mexico. Survivors include two daughters, Carol Davis and her husband, Nick and Beverly Mast, both of Quincy; four grandchildren, Craig Davis and his wife, Nickie, Angela Heffernan and her husband, Will, Vincent Davis and Glenn Mast; eight great-grandchildren, Cooper, Parker and Elizabeth Davis, Brighid, Liam, Declan and Margaret Heffernan and Gabriella Davis; a brother, Jack Findley of Fort Madison; and nieces, nephews and other relatives. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents. SERVICES: A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Francis Catholic Church. Inurnment will be in Calvary Cemetery. VISITATION: 10 a.m. until time of services Monday in the church. MEMORIALS: Blessing Foundation for Hospice or St. Francis Catholic Church. ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. WEBSITE: www.dukerandhaugh.com. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from November 25 to November 27, 2012