Norma L. (Huston) Mast, of Wadsworth, passed into the presence of her Saviour, Jesus Christ, on April 23, 2013, at the Cleveland Clinic. She battled liver disease for a number of years.
She was born on August 8, 1935, to G. Leo and Oris (Arnold) Huston in Butler Township in Richland County. She was a graduate of the old Savannah High School and Ashland University.
Norma began her career teaching business at Wadsworth High School. She served as clerk of the Wadsworth City Council for 10 years and then spent 18 years as an underwriter for the Westfield Insurance Company.
She was a gifted musician playing a number of musical instruments. She was the church organist for over 40 years at Freshwater Community Church. As a member, Norma played in the Praise Band, served on the Worship Committee, and co-directed the senior ministry the “Keenagers.” She was a discussion leader and member of Women’s Bible Study Fellowship.
Norma’s most treasured times were spent with her family and lifelong friends. Her amazing love story of almost 55 years was an incredible example to all. She enjoyed camping, vacationing in Florida and Branson, Missouri, and entertaining guests especially at super bowl time. She was a gracious host to all who entered her home.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Larry, and sister in-law Marian Neilson. She is survived by her husband Lorrell, whom she married June 8, 1958, daughters and sons-in-law Lisa and Wally Younger of Frisco, Texas, and Julie and Scott Bowman of New Castle, Indiana, son Joe of Wadsworth, grandchildren Nick and Ashley Younger and Brittany and Jordyn Bowman, and sister-in-law Laurie Huston of Westerville.
Friends may call at the Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman Street, Wadsworth, on Sunday from 2 to 5pm. A celebration of Norma’s life will be held at the Freshwater Community Church, 185 Humbolt Ave, Wadsworth, on Monday, April 29, at 11am with visitation one hour prior to service time. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Memorials in Norma’s honor may be made to either the Building Fund or the Great Commission Fund of the Freshwater Community Church, 185 Humbolt Avenue, Wadsworth, OH 44281.
The family wishes to thank Dr. David Barnes, the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and the ICU staff of the Cleveland Clinic for their excellent care afforded Norma during her illness.