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)