Roger Lee Bass

HENRY – Roger Lee Bass, 80, of Henry, passed away Thursday July 11, 2019, 8:03 a.m. at County Comfort Retirement Home, Henry.

Visitation and funeral services were July 14 at the Henry United Methodist Church. The Rev. Will Meachum officiated. Burial was at Toulon Cemetery, Toulon, Ill. Memorials may be made to Vitas Hospice or to the Henry United Methodist Church. Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, Henry is in charge of arrangements.

Roger was born May 7, 1939 in Wyoming, Ill., to Walter and Geneva (Hollars) Bass. He married Ruby Thurston on June 21, 1959, in Elmira, Ill. She survives in Henry.

Also surviving are his children, Ann Lindstrom and Julie Briner, both of Henry and Danny (Mary) Bass, of Brooklyn, Iowa, his grandchildren, Aaron, Adam, Tasha, Jolynn, Nikki and Daniel, 13 great grandchildren and one on the way.

His parents, one brother, Donald, one sister, Delores Kuster, and a grandson, Nathan Bass, preceded him in death.

Roger was a member of the Henry United Methodist Church, where he served as head usher for many years and served on many committees.

He had served in the National Guard from 1957 to 1960. Roger was a member of the ASPCA and the Chillicothe Sportsman’s Club. Roger was employed at Kraft Foods in Toulon and later on at L.T.V. Steel, Hennepin for over 34 years, working as an inspector, retiring in 2001. He was also President of the United Steel Works.

Some of his greatest loves in life were his family, especially his grandchildren, gardening, taking care of his yard, western movies, animals, dogs, and his dog Cody.

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