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Hiram J. Mastin
1927 - 2010
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ST. JOHN — Hiram J. Mastin, 83, died Nov. 14, at Windsor Estates Nursing Home in Salina. Born June 15, 1927, at Cottonwood Falls, he was the son of Bert and Bertha (Steadman) Mastin. A lifelong resident of St. John, he was the owner/operator of Mastin’s Auto and 24 Hour Wrecker Service and a volunteer fireman. He attended Pittsburg State University for one year. He married Edith (Belote), who preceded him in death, then married Charlene (Goodman) Curtis, who survives, of the home.

Mr. Mastin was a United States Army World War II veteran and a member of the Masonic Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star of St. John.

Other survivors include two daughters, Linda Parten of Kimberling City, Mo., and Patty Emme and husband Scott of Salina; four grandchildren, Mandy McMurdo and husband Brian, Tyson Parten and wife Kristy, Kyle and Ryan Emme; two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Faith McMurdo; a sister, Rosalie Mastin; three brothers, Vernon, Bill and Bert Mastin; eight stepdaughters and their husbands, Pamela Portugal and Leonard of Hanford, Calif., Jolene Frink and Steven of St. John, Lynnette Schoshke and Kenny of Brookville, Kimberly Allen and Paul of Sedalia, Mo., Michelle Fairbank and Rodney of Hays, Jamie McClure and Mitch of Colby, Angela Prasad and Shail of Rockaway, N.J., Nancy Alapa and Clarence, Kaaawa, Hawaii; 23 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, J.B. Mastin, and a son-in-law, Bill Parten; and two sisters, Margaret Piland and Beatrice Foss.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday at Minnis Chapel in St. John with Terry Sallee presiding. Burial will be at the Fairview Park Cemetery in St. John. Visitation will be from 1-6 p.m. Friday at the chapel with family present from 4-6 p.m. Memorials may be given to Windsor Estates Nursing Home in Salina, in care of the funeral home.

Funeral arrangements provided by

Minnis Chapel*

P.O. Box 34

St. John, KS 67576

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Nov. 18, 2010