Obituary of Mrs. F. M. BASS
Name of Deceased: Harriet Ann BASS nee OLIVER
Name of Newspaper: from New Florence, Montgomery Co, MO
Date of Obituary: circa 1932
Date of Death: 14 Sept 1932
Harriet Ann OLIVER was born in Kinmundy, IL, 08 May 1853, the daughter of Wesley Smith OLIVER and Mahala WILSON. In June of 1873, Harriet Ann married Francis Marion BASS in Kinmundy, IL. Mrs. F. M. BASS, who has been ill at her home for the past two weeks passed away Wednesday afternoon, September 14, at the age of seventy-nine years. She had been a resident of this vicinity for the past forty-four years, coming here with her husband from Kinmunday, IL. Mr. BASS preceded her in death four years ago at the age of seventy-five years. Mrs. BASS was born in Kinmunday, IL, May 8, 1853. She was married to Mr. BASS there in June 1873. To this union were born nine children, four boys and five girls, one daughter passing away in infancy.
The surviving are Luther BASS of Versailles, Mo.; Bert and Ollie of Kansas City, Mo.; William M. of St. Charles; Mrs. Della WILSON of Texas City, Texas; Mrs. J. R. ANDERSON of E. St. Louis, ILL.; Mrs. Ed COLEMAN and Mrs. Wm. KOBUSH of this vicinity. Also surviving are forty-three grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren, also two sisters, Martha Ellen OLIVER and Mrs. Alice HALE of St. Joe.
The funeral services were held at her home Saturday afternoon with Rev. BAYLEY officiating. Interment was in New Florence cemetery. The pall-bearers were: Lewis BASS, Donald BASS, Arthur BASS, Orville COLEMAN, Harry COLEMAN, James Orville ANDERSON. Flower girls were Delda BASS, Virginia KOBUSH, Viola BASS, Dolly BASS, Ma (Note: rest of this paragraph is missing).
Those from out of town to attend the funeral of Mrs. BASS were, Mr. and Mrs. B. M. BASS and Ollie BASS and daughter, Izola, of Kansas City; Harry COLEMAN and family, Orval COLEMAN and family, Mr. and Mrs. Will BASS, Arthur BASS and wife, Donald BASS and wife, Mrs. Ollie BASS and two daughters all of St. Charles; Mrs. Dalis SELF, St. Louis; Mr. and Mrs. L. R. ANDERSON, Mr. and Mrs. Walter BENSKIN, Mrs. Frank ANDERSON of E. St. Louis, IL; Luther BASS and son of Versailles; Mrs. ELLIOTT of Montgomery; Arthur KOBUSH and wife and Mrs. KNIPP of Williamsburg; Mr. and Mrs. Herman KOBUSH and Mrs. Mike O'LEARY of Cedar Rapid, Iowa.
Submitted by Nancy Kessler