Claress Jane Bass

Claress Jane Bass

Claress ‘Jane’ Bass passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2006 in Kalamazoo. Mrs. Bass was born July 1, 1936 in Kalamazoo to Ralph and Mildred (Esseltine) Boyd. Claress had many interests, including gardening and working crossword puzzles, and was a NASCAR and golf fan. She loved her grandchildren very much. Surviving are a daughter and a son, Shelley (Bill) Forbes of Allegan and Charles (Ronda) Bass, Jr. of Fountain, CO; six grandchildren, Timothy and Benjamin Campbell, Charlie and Alexander Bass and Molly and Mike Forbes; a sister, Marilyn (Rodney) Poff of Blytheville, AR; a brother-in-law, Garrett VanderMolen of Kalamazoo; many nieces and nephews including a special niece, Jane Marie Bass; and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Bass in 1992; her parents; a sister, Patricia and a brother, James. The family expresses their warm thanks to Tendercare of Westwood for their loving care and compassion. In keeping with her wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial luncheon will be held at a later date. Contributions in memory of Claress may be made to Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes.

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