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Dorothy Jo Mastin

Dorothy Jo Mastin, widow of James “Jim” Mastin, passed from this life on February 4, 2023. She was proceeded in death by her parents Lucius G. and Dorothy Speakes Moreland, her brother, Lucius “Buddy” Moreland, and daughter, Mary Ann Mastin.
She is survived by her daughter, Mae Jo (Hamza Malik) Mastin; son, James “D.D.” Mastin; grandchildren, Andrew L. (Kayla) Dawson, Lauren E. Dawson, Matthew D. Mastin, Zachary J. Mastin, and Grayson T. Mastin; and great grandchildren, Mikey A. Dawson, Addilyn B. Walters, and A. Luke Dawson II. She is also survived by cousins, Nancye Speakes Fightmaster, Patricia Speakes Wilson, Kay Speakes Edwards, and Tommy Mitchell, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She leaves behind her many friends, caregivers, and the countless children and teens she fostered and mentored throughout her lifetime and until her death. Especially her bonus family, Tommy Graves, Josie Graves Taylor, Reeca Graves Dawes, and Katie Graves White without whom she and her family could not have completed this life’s journey.
Dorothy Jo, or Jo as she was known, attended Bourbon County Vocational High School and Fugazzi College of Business. She was a 1985 graduate of Midway College where she received an associate degree in Paralegal Studies, a 1987 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University where she received her B.A. degree and a 1990 graduate of Thomas M. Cooley College of Law where she received her Juris Doctorate degree.
Jo began her private law practice with Swinford and Sims in Cynthiana, Kentucky as an associate and later as partner. She was the first female ever elected to serve as Bourbon County Attorney in Bourbon County. After serving as county attorney, she returned to private practice serving both Harrison and Bourbon Counties until her death. She served as the Harrison Water Board Attorney for countless years. She also served as a former elected Ruddles Mills magistrate.
Jo was a member of the Ruddles Mills Christian Church where she served as a teacher and youth sponsor and former member of the Little Rock Christian Church where she also served as a teacher and youth sponsor.
She was a member of the Lamplite Homemaker club for over 50 years and served as a Bourbon County Homemaker president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. She also served as the vice president for the Bluegrass Area Homemakers.
Jo was bestowed the honor of member for life of the Little Rock Elementary School PTA where she served as president for two terms as well as a member of the Bourbon County High School Alumni Association for whom she served as vice president.
She was a sponsor, player, and coach of the Green Valley Phillies softball team. She played for the Harper’s Angels softball team and IBM women’s softball league.
The funeral service for Dorothy Jo Mastin will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at Ruddles Mills Christian Church with Rev. Andrew Dawson officiating. Interment will follow in Battle Grove cemetery with casket bearers being Andrew Dawson, Matthew Mastin, Zachary Mastin, Grayson Mastin, Barry Moreland, Ray Rose Jones, Brad Emmons, Vernon Kelly, and Danny Bell. Honorary bearers are Lindsay Stewart, Bobby Glen Dunham, Mike Mastin, G. Davis Wilson, Dave Melcher, Don Menke, and Jay Curtis. Visitation will be on Friday evening, February 10, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Ruddles Mills Christian Church.
Family suggests memorials to Ruddles Mills Christian Church, 3804 Ruddles Mills-Millersburg Road, State Highway 1893, Paris, Kentucky 40361.

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