Mrs. Mast received her bachelor’s degree and Masters of Speech Pathology degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and worked with the Special School Disctrict of Missouri in the Early Learning Education Division . She was a past member of the St. Richard Catholic School board of education.
Janie was preceded in death by her father, A.J. Stivers.
Surviving are her husband of 33 years, Steven C. Mast, whom she married on June 13, 1981;
her son, Andrew J. Mast of St. Louis, MO;
her mother, Marjorie, nee Adams, Stivers of Shiloh, IL;
her sister, Linda S. (Greg) Gundlach of Shiloh, IL;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Cynthia A. (Joel) Hoxie of Scottsdale, AZ,
Gregory L. (Jennifer) Mast of Scottsdale, AZ,
Jeffrey P. Mast of Phoenix, AZ;
and Barbara A. Simmons of Scottsdale, AZ;
nieces and nephews, Emily (Craig) Vosse,
Suzanne (Justin) Kraudel,
Laura (Kurt) Reinlein,
Robert (Sarah) Hoxie,
Millicent Mast, Will Mast,
Daniel Mast, Jacqui Mast,
Julie Simmons, and Scott Simmons;
and great-nieces and great-nephews, Ben, Ella, and Nolan Vosse,
Sydney and Emery Kraudel,
and Whitney Mathias.
The family would like to thank Dr. Saiama Waqar, Ms. Monica Freund (Oncology Nurse Coordinator), Dr. Vincent Joe, and all the dedicated nurses and staff at Siteman Cancer Center and Missouri Baptist Medical Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University Campus Box 1204, 7425 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105-2161, to Seasons Hospice, 3660 Geyer Road, Suite 120, St. Louis, MO 63127, or to the Poor Clare Monastery, 300 N. 60th St., Belleville, IL 62223. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee, Fr. Charles Burgoon, and Fr. Allen Maes OMI concelebrating. Entombment will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
Steve, I am so sorry to hear about Janie. I have so many great memories of her growing up, and have no doubt she has left those same wonderful memories with everyone that had the pleasure of getting to be her friend. I will always remember those memories and her even more. God Bless you and your family Craig & Cheri Dannehold
Craig Dannehold, Quincy, Il., 62305
Sorry to hear about your lost. My prayers are with you and your family
Michael K. HOLMES, St Louis, MO, 63110
Linda and Mrs. Stivers, so sorry to hear of your loss.
May your many happy memories give you peace.
Praying for you all, Becky
Rebecca Belz Sobczak, Brandon, Florida, 33510
I am so sorry for your loss. Janie was a beautiful person, both inside and out! She could light up any room with her energy. She will be greatly missed and we will pray for your peace and healing. May perpetual light shine upon her!
Peggy Baine, Saint Louis, MO, 63146
Janie, has left us with many fond memories. Mine consist of our time at Betty Drive, grade school, high school and our adult years. My sympathy to all her family members may you take solace with the wonderful memories that Jane left you!
Lynn (Moore) Bowen
Lynn (Moore) Bowen, O’Fallon, Illinois, 62269
Mrs. Stivers and Linda
Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of Janie. We hope that you receive some level of comfort from your many wonderful memories together. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Bill & Lynne Nebel, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, 80126
We are so sorry for your loss. Janie was a wonderful person and I always remember her having a smile on her face. I was lucky to have shared grade school and high school with her. We will keep all of you in our prayers.
Karen and Allen Buchheit, Belleville , IL, 62226
Dear Steve, Andrew & family,
As an SLP, I had the pleasure of working with Janie in Sparta Dist. during her early career years. Steve, I remember your beautiful wedding, and later receiving precious pictures of Andrew. Eventually, Janie & I lost contact, but I have remembered her fondly. She was a kind and lovely person.
Denise Adams, Sparta, IL, 62286
Mast, Stivers & Gundlach Family
Please except our sympathy in the loss of your love one. May your memories and the thought that she is in a better place, help to heal your hearts and your pain a little easier.
Tom Davis Family, Belleville, Il, 62226
I was so sad to read of Jane’s passing! I too, have wonderful memories of her! She helped host a bridal shower for me in Waterloo 33 years ago. We lost touch shortly after Andrews birth. Her laugh was contagious and she was someone everyone wanted to get to know. I know that her passing will be hard. Take comfort in knowing you’ll be reunited again!!!
Jane Olesen Richardson, Bettendorf, Iowa, 52722
Marge and family: So sorry to hear of your loss. May God’s love and your memories give you comfort and peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Betty Basola, Collinsville, IL, 62234
We were so saddened to read of Janie’s death in yesterday’s COURIER. At this sad time and in the days to come, know that we care and are so sorry for your loss. Steve and Andrew and all your family, she is gone, but her love for all of you remains and always will.
Sam and Janet Holden, Waterloo, IA, 50701
Mrs. Stivers and Linda,
So sorry to hear about Janie. She was a wonderful person and I have many fond memories of our days at St. Henry and Notre Dame. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Marsha Nebel Giles, Mascoutah, Illinois, 62258