Betty Mastalski
July 17, 1924 -
June 22, 2013

Visitation

Service 

June 28, 2013
11 AM

Interment

Obituary

Memorial service for Mrs. Betty Mastalski, age 88 of Fayetteville, TN, who passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013, will be conducted Friday, June 28, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Anthony Catholic Church with Rev. George Panthananickel, C.M.I. Officiating. Mrs. Mastalski passed away at her residence.

Mrs. Mastalski was a native of Connersville, IN, the daughter of the late Holland and Clara Cox Peaslee. She was a homemaker and member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Survivors include her daughter Janet Mastalski Petrina of Fayetteville, TN, sons John Holland of Beech Grove, TN, Joseph Mastalski of Mt. Clemons, MI, brother Jack Peaslee of California, 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Along with her parents, Mrs. Mastalski was preceded in death by her husband John David Mastaski, son James Clayton Mastalski, brother Bill Peaslee, sisters Eleanor Hampton, Virginia McQuinley.

Higgins Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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14 Comments

  1. Melanie Peruski

    My letter to Grandma:

    Dear Grandma,

    When I think of you the words that come to mind are kind, caring, funny, loving, understanding, generous, and patient.

    Even though you did many typical grandma things like baking apple pie and chocolate chip cookies, you were anything but typical to me. You were a hero to me. My fondest memories were of you taking care of me throughout my childhood.

    We had the best time watching Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and doing crosswords together. I’m happy to admit that my teen years were pretty good because of you grandma. I loved that my senior year of high school spring break was spent driving you to see Aunt Eleanor in Indiana instead of going to Florida. I was with you and that’s what was important to me.

    Thank you for the knowledge and wisdom you gave me to be a good mom and caregiver for my family. I will carry on my fond memories of you to my children and to their children as well. You are forever in my heart and you will never be forgotten.

    Love,
    Melanie

    Reply
  2. Lucy Carter Williams

    Janet,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mom … I know how hard that is. She was a wonderful woman, and you were such a good daughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Lucy

    Reply
  3. Arienne Holland

    If Grandma could read this, I think she would wonder who her other 7 grandchildren are, and if her last name should have been spelled Mastaski all these years. Either way, she would laugh.
    Here are a few things I will always remember about her, in no particular order:
    • Her snickerdoodles
    • That decorative tree sculpture made of pastel glass
    • The yarn balls we wound up for her
    • The day she told me she couldn’t knit anymore because arthritis made her fingers too stiff
    • Her red lipstick, loose face powder and hair appointment every Saturday
    • The silver tinsel on her Christmas tree
    • The look on her face when I lied about spilling red nail polish on her dresser, not knowing that when I “wiped it up” with acetone nail polish remover I left more of a mark than the nail polish did
    • Her handwriting
    • Her letters
    • The book she gave me when I was 6 years old, which I still own, called “Making New Friends”
    • The inscription in her card to me when I graduated from college
    • The way her lips pursed when she was annoyed, an expression of mine that I just realized I inherited
    • Her ever-trim figure
    • Her separate television, rocking chair and bedroom
    • The day she told me about her family for my elementary school report… too little of which I remember, unfortunately
    • Her enthusiasm for talking
    • Her additional enthusiasm for talking
    To my father, aunt, uncle, great-uncle and cousins, who all knew her better than I did, I’m sure: I’m sorry that you lost your mother, your sister, your grandmother.
    She was a card.
    —Arienne

    Reply
  4. Alice DeFries

    Janet
    Jim and I are so sorry for the loss of your mother.
    Our prayers are with you.

    Alice

    Reply
  5. Kathy Gilland

    Janet,
    So sorry to hear about your Mom. I know you spent endless hours taking care of her, and I know you will miss her. You and your family will be in our prayers.
    Kathy

    Reply
  6. Susan Carol Wyszomierski

    Dearest Auntie Betty you were such a special person really, full of love for everybody. I don’t think there are many persons like you. Mom had so much fun with you and we loved you so much. I will always keep memories of you in my heart. Go rest with Uncle John. Love to all the family. Susan

    Reply
  7. Phil & Mary Ann Kemp

    Janet & Family, we were saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. I think she was the first or second neighbor we met when we moved into her old neighborhood. We always thought she was a fine lady (and your dad a fine fellow too). May God comfort you all.

    Reply
  8. Jennifer Lay

    Janet –

    You and your family are in my prayers. I have much admiration for how you took care of your mother – with much patience and in a loving, compassionate demeanor.

    Thinking of you and your family,
    Jennifer

    Reply
  9. Josh Pitts

    Janet and Family,
    You and your family will be in our thougts and prayers.

    Reply
  10. Henrietta Towry

    Janet and family – – so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing – – I know there are wonderful memories that you will turn to in times of need – – -Love to you all

    Reply
  11. Paula Hill

    Janet,
    Praying you and your family will be comforted by God’s Love.

    Paula

    Reply
  12. Deb Riley

    Janet,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I know it has been a hard road for all of you. God Bless you and your family.

    Reply
  13. Peggy G. Bevels

    Janet,
    Sending my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. May your beautiful memories help carry you through this difficult time.
    You’re in my prayers,
    Peggy

    Reply
  14. Mildred Mcnatt

    Janet sorry for the loss of your Mom…..Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead……Mildred

    Reply

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14 Comments

  1. Melanie Peruski

    My letter to Grandma:

    Dear Grandma,

    When I think of you the words that come to mind are kind, caring, funny, loving, understanding, generous, and patient.

    Even though you did many typical grandma things like baking apple pie and chocolate chip cookies, you were anything but typical to me. You were a hero to me. My fondest memories were of you taking care of me throughout my childhood.

    We had the best time watching Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and doing crosswords together. I’m happy to admit that my teen years were pretty good because of you grandma. I loved that my senior year of high school spring break was spent driving you to see Aunt Eleanor in Indiana instead of going to Florida. I was with you and that’s what was important to me.

    Thank you for the knowledge and wisdom you gave me to be a good mom and caregiver for my family. I will carry on my fond memories of you to my children and to their children as well. You are forever in my heart and you will never be forgotten.

    Love,
    Melanie

    Reply
  2. Lucy Carter Williams

    Janet,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mom … I know how hard that is. She was a wonderful woman, and you were such a good daughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Lucy

    Reply
  3. Arienne Holland

    If Grandma could read this, I think she would wonder who her other 7 grandchildren are, and if her last name should have been spelled Mastaski all these years. Either way, she would laugh.
    Here are a few things I will always remember about her, in no particular order:
    • Her snickerdoodles
    • That decorative tree sculpture made of pastel glass
    • The yarn balls we wound up for her
    • The day she told me she couldn’t knit anymore because arthritis made her fingers too stiff
    • Her red lipstick, loose face powder and hair appointment every Saturday
    • The silver tinsel on her Christmas tree
    • The look on her face when I lied about spilling red nail polish on her dresser, not knowing that when I “wiped it up” with acetone nail polish remover I left more of a mark than the nail polish did
    • Her handwriting
    • Her letters
    • The book she gave me when I was 6 years old, which I still own, called “Making New Friends”
    • The inscription in her card to me when I graduated from college
    • The way her lips pursed when she was annoyed, an expression of mine that I just realized I inherited
    • Her ever-trim figure
    • Her separate television, rocking chair and bedroom
    • The day she told me about her family for my elementary school report… too little of which I remember, unfortunately
    • Her enthusiasm for talking
    • Her additional enthusiasm for talking
    To my father, aunt, uncle, great-uncle and cousins, who all knew her better than I did, I’m sure: I’m sorry that you lost your mother, your sister, your grandmother.
    She was a card.
    —Arienne

    Reply
  4. Alice DeFries

    Janet
    Jim and I are so sorry for the loss of your mother.
    Our prayers are with you.

    Alice

    Reply
  5. Kathy Gilland

    Janet,
    So sorry to hear about your Mom. I know you spent endless hours taking care of her, and I know you will miss her. You and your family will be in our prayers.
    Kathy

    Reply
  6. Susan Carol Wyszomierski

    Dearest Auntie Betty you were such a special person really, full of love for everybody. I don’t think there are many persons like you. Mom had so much fun with you and we loved you so much. I will always keep memories of you in my heart. Go rest with Uncle John. Love to all the family. Susan

    Reply
  7. Phil & Mary Ann Kemp

    Janet & Family, we were saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. I think she was the first or second neighbor we met when we moved into her old neighborhood. We always thought she was a fine lady (and your dad a fine fellow too). May God comfort you all.

    Reply
  8. Jennifer Lay

    Janet –

    You and your family are in my prayers. I have much admiration for how you took care of your mother – with much patience and in a loving, compassionate demeanor.

    Thinking of you and your family,
    Jennifer

    Reply
  9. Josh Pitts

    Janet and Family,
    You and your family will be in our thougts and prayers.

    Reply
  10. Henrietta Towry

    Janet and family – – so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing – – I know there are wonderful memories that you will turn to in times of need – – -Love to you all

    Reply
  11. Paula Hill

    Janet,
    Praying you and your family will be comforted by God’s Love.

    Paula

    Reply
  12. Deb Riley

    Janet,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I know it has been a hard road for all of you. God Bless you and your family.

    Reply
  13. Peggy G. Bevels

    Janet,
    Sending my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. May your beautiful memories help carry you through this difficult time.
    You’re in my prayers,
    Peggy

    Reply
  14. Mildred Mcnatt

    Janet sorry for the loss of your Mom…..Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead……Mildred

    Reply

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