GLENN WALLACE BASS - 89 of Walnut, died early Saturday morning at the Walnut Manor Nursing Home after a short illness. Funeral services wre held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Walnut United Methodist Church with Rev. James O. Davis, pastor, officiating, with burial in Walnut Cemetery. A memorial has been established to the Walnut United Methodist Church and the Walnut Rescue Unit.

Mr. Bass was born on May 3, 1890 in Hamilton Township, Lee County, the son of Wallace and Cora Stone Bass. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1914 with a degree in municipal engineering. He was one of the founders of GBH Way Homes in Walnut.

He was united in marriage to the former Florence Willsie on Jan. 1, 1915 in Galesburg. She preceded in death in 1963. He was then united in marriage to Verl Waterhouse Miller on Feb. 8, 1964 in Princeton. He was a member of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, the Walnut United Methodist Church, serving as chairman of the church board, and a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge, serving and had served on the Board of Directors of the Citizens First State Bank of Walnut.

He is survived by his wife, Verl; one son, Wallace of Walnut; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one brother, Leo Bass of Walnut, and one sister, Mrs. Alcie Craig of Walnut. He was preceded by his parents and first wife.

(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, March 3, 1980 - Monday, pg 6, submitted by Melva L. Taylor) 




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