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Carolyn A Bass


Posted By: Pat Frette (email)
Date: 1/30/2009 at 06:03:21

Carolyn Arlene Bass, age 90, a lifelong resident of Boone County, Iowa, and a resident of the Eastern Star Masonic Home for 15 years, passed away on Friday, October 24, 2008 at the home.
Carolyn was born on July 31, 1918 in Boone, Iowa, the daughter of Michael Edward and Blanche (Greenleaf) Kemmerer. She graduated in 1936 from Boone High School. On May 17, 1938, Carolyn married Merle Hay Bass in the Little Brown Church of Nashua, Iowa. Carolyn was a homemaker and worked together with her husband on their farm in Jackson Township. She and Merle worked at the Iowa State Fair in the Varied Industries Building for 23 years. They enjoyed many winters at Twin Palms Trailer Park in McAllen, Texas.
Carolyn was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Boone. Carolyn knitted between 400 ? 500 stocking caps per year over the last 15 years. She enjoyed cooking and baking breads. She and Merle happily celebrated their 70th Anniversary this year.
Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents; her son-in-law, Richard "Dick" Grabau; her brother, Arthur Kemmerer and her infant sister, Beulah. She is survived by her husband, Merle H. Bass of Boone; her daughter, Beverly Grabau of Ames; her son, Stephen Edward "Ed" Bass and his wife Donna of Edmond, Oklahoma; 4 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and 2 great great-grandchildren
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 28, at the Eastern Star Masonic Home Chapel in Boone. Visitation with the family present will be held prior to the service in the Eastern Star Masonic Home Chapel from 1:00 p.m., to the time of service. Rev. Andrea Kraushaar will officiate the service.
Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church of Boone or the Eastern Star Masonic Home of Boone.
Walter ~ Schroeder Funeral Home at Fifth & Story Streets in Boone is in charge of the arrangements. Boone News Republican


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