Mahasti G. Bavarian, 59, of Peoria, passed away at 1:57 AM Friday, August 17, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
She was born in Tehran, Iran on June 25, 1959 to Ali Akbar Ghaffari and Massoumeh Yazdjerdi Ghaffari.
She is survived by her children, Joubin Bavarian (Conner Purcell) of New York City, NY and Roxanne Bavarian of Boston, MA; her sisters, Mandana Tehrani and Amireh Ghaffari of Tehran, Iran; her companion, Robert Schwander of Peoria, IL; and her beloved cat, Zeus.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her older sister, Zahri Rahbar.
Mahasti graduated from the University of Tehran with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. She came to the United States in 1986, where she raised her children and cats and built a warm and loving home. Prior to her passing, she was the General Manager for many years at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in East Peoria. Massie, as most knew her, had a heart for people, for music, and for dance. She made connections easily and had friends across the globe, often bonding through their mutual love of music. She especially loved cooking for family and friends, and sought to experience the fullest life she could with those closest to her.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Peoria County Animal Protective Service (PCAPS) .
Cremation rites have been accorded. Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is serving the family.