Alberta Mae Bass

Alton | Sunday, December 5 2010

Alberta Mae Bass, 86, passed away at 7:46 am Sunday December 5, 2010 at Rosewood Care Center in Alton.

She was born on February 25, 1924 in McPherson, Kansas, the son of the late M.W. & Lela Retta (Bradbury) Jarvis.

She married Louis H. Bass on September 1, 1944 and he preceded her in death on August 12, 1989.

She was a member of Fosterburg Baptist Church and a former member of Curdie Heights Baptist Church,  She enjoyed helping with Vacation Bible School, the Church Nursery; and she enjoyed making ceramics.

She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Carol & John Jr. Taylor of Fieldon, Alice “Jean” & Wayne Miller of Alton, and Robin & David Jr. Goewey of Bethalto; seven grandchildren, Ed Taylor of Fieldon, Lisa Schoonober of Erie, KS, Aaron Miller of Kentucky, Jeff Miller of Alton, Christina Heilman of Alton, Brooke Goewey of Bethalto and Alicia Goewey of Bethalto; eight great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Oletha Williamson of Arkansas and Virginia Rush Kansas.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Tuesday December 7, 2010 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto where funeral services will be held at 10 am Wednesday December 8, 2010 with Pastor Troy Craig officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens Cemetery in Bethalto.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Fosterburg.

Online tributes and guest book can be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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