Irma Jean Bass


Irma Jean Bass, passed away on February 21, 2023, in Springfield, Ohio. Irma was born on April 6, 1940, in Zanesville, Ohio, and was the beloved wife of the late Norman Bass Sr. They began dating at the age of 12 and remained married until he passed away. Together, they raised four children whom they loved and cherished: Cheryl (William) Alston, Norman Jr., Michael Bass, and Mark (Kim) Bass.

Irma was a very organized and detailed person, who lived her life with grace and elegance. She loved playing connect four with family and friends and was always ready for a good game. She was an avid traveler and enjoyed exploring new places with her husband, including Italy and various islands.

Visitation for Irma will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 10:00 AM at Greater Grace Temple, 380 W Leffel Ln. Springfield, Ohio, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 AM. She will be laid to rest at Glen Forest Cemetery in Yellow Spring, Ohio.

Irma Jean Bass was a kind and loving woman, who will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Her family and friends will remember her for her unwavering love, infectious laughter, warm and caring spirit and playing Connect 4. She is survived by her four children, and a host grandchildren and great grandchildren who she loved dearly and a host of other family members and friends.

The Ministry of Comfort has been entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute, and offer condolences to the Bass Family, please visit

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  1. Jo Anne Richards Stocksdale

    Mark and Kim
    So sorry for the loss of your mother.
    Thoughts and prayers,
    Love you!
    Gene and JoAnne

  2. Florence Randolph

    The prayers and thoughts of the Missionaries of First Baptist Church of Yellow Springs are with the family.
    We will miss sister Irma and her delightful smile and the way she encouraged people.
    We morn with you and recognize that this loss is Heaven’s gain.
    Sister Randolph

  3. Pastor Bill Randolph

    The Pastor and members of First Baptist Church would like to extend our heartfelt prayers and condolences to the family of our beloved sister and faithful member, Sister Irma Bass who now resides in a house not made by human hands.

  4. I will miss Irma Jean tremendously after living next door to her for 47 years. There are no words to say how much I’m going to miss her, waving to me as I drive to work, sharing meals, standing in the driveway talking, so much more. God bless all the family. I love you Martha Logan

  5. Mom Bass was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known. She will certainly be missed by all who knew her. Prayers for you all. ❤️

  6. Ms. Hope Strodes & Family

    Sending My deepest heartfelt condolences love and prayers to the entire Family of Mrs. Irma . I pray that God showers You All with His comfort, love, peace, strength and understanding during this time. May You all hold on to God’s unchanging hand and all the beautiful memories of Mrs.Irma.

  7. Ms. Erma was such a sweet, wonderful woman of God. She was always so pleasant to talk to and never had a cross word to say. I didn’t know her as well or as long as some others, but I always admired her. I know that she is at rest with the God that she dearly loved. Praying for the family.

  8. Dianne B Ferguson

    So sorry for your loss, Ms Irma was such a sweet lady and I’m glad I had the pleasure of knowing her and sharing conversations and laughs with her. May God keep you all during this difficult time of bereavement.

  9. Irma was such a sweet person, sorry for your loss. Loved going on shopping bus trips with her.

  10. Reverend Linda Stampley

    There are no words that I can share about my second Mom. I loved her with all my heart and will thank her for the rest of my life sharing with me and my son Emmett. She shared so many words about God and his love.

  11. I think of Irma every day. I miss Saturday Prayer with you. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Love you and rest in Heaven with your Lord and Savior.

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