Archive for Thursday, May 24, 2007

Obituary: Delores A. Bass


May 24, 2007

Services for Delores Ann Bass, 74, Eudora, were Tuesday, May 22, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.

Ms. Bass died Saturday, May 19, 2007, at Eudora Nursing Center.

She was born Dec. 24, 1932, in St. Louis, the daughter of Royal Benjamin and Eva Elizabeth Best Thurman.

Ms. Bass was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God and enjoyed teaching Sunday school for many years. In 1974, she took flying lessons and made her first solo flight.

She married Bill Barton in August 1948. They divorced. She married John W. Bass on April 4, 1953. They divorced.

Her parents and a son, Vernon Lee Barton, died earlier.

Survivors include a son, Rick D. Barton, Halfway, Mo.; a daughter, Marcia F. Engstrom, Eudora; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence 66044.

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