Alice "Darlene" Bass


June 19, 2017

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Alice "Darlene" Bass

Alice "Darlene" Bass, 83, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017.

She was born in Monmouth, Ill. June 16, 1933 to the late William and Freida Value Carnes. She was preceded in death by her son, William Burton "Buddy" Bass; in-laws, Bert and Agnes Bass; infant sister, Pearl Carnes; five brothers, Bill, Harold, Leroy, Ralph and Richard Carnes; and grandson-in-law, Eric Heitman.

She was a wonderful homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She loved the Lord. Her lifelong Bible verse was Romans 8:28, which she had memorized even with dementia until the day she passed away.

She enjoyed working in her flower garden and enjoyed doing crafts. She loved traveling with her husband, Bud, in their motor home and going with him on several construction jobs for many years.

She visited every state in the United States including Hawaii. She also visited Canada, Mexico, Peru and many foreign countries and went on several cruises and tours.

There was a special place in her heart for her grandchildren whom she adored.

Survivors include her husband, Burton "Bud" Bass; daughters, Martha Cuevas and husband, Jorge, and Debbie Smith and husband, Greg; sisters-in-law, Dorothy, Mildred and Linda Carnes and Gretchen Suddarth; grandchildren, J.B. Cuevas and wife, Danielle, Andrew Cuevas and wife, Kristyn, Sarah Smith Heitman, Joe Smith and his friend, Megan Krausz, and her son Kaiden; great-grandchildren, Stella Kate, Hailey, Skylar and Ryan; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2017, at Moody-Connolly Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Arnold officiating and soloist, Kristyn Cuevas.

The family received friends one hour prior to the service.

Interment was in Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory.

Dinner followed the services at Christ Covenant Church on Rosman Highway.

A very special thanks to caregivers and friends, Faye McCall, Keely Owensby, Karina (Sherrills) Maldonado, Marie Hughes and others that were so helpful during her time living at home with her family before she passed. Special thanks to her daughters, Martha Cuevas and Debbie Smith.

Pallbearers were Greg Smith, Jorge Cuevas, J.B. Cuevas, Andrew Cuevas, Joe Smith and Ron Clark. Honorary pallbearers were Rhett Sanders, Gary Letchworth, Jan Senneker and Tom Arnold.

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Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory cared for the family.


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