Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa Thursday, February l8, l897
Yesterday morning the news was received of the death of MRS. LAURA BASS at the home of her daughter, MRS. COLUMBUS SCOTT, of our city. She had been sick for several days with pneumonia but hopes were entertained of her recovery until Tuesday, when she was found to be much worse and on Wednesday morning death ensued.
She died in the midst of her loving children who sorrowed with her but a few months ago at the death of the father, S.P. BASS, who died on April l5, l896. Her maiden name was LAURA BLOWERS and on Dec. l4, l843, she was married to MR. BASS, at New York. Through this union, which lasted nearly fifty-two years, were born to them seven children -- two sons and five daughters -- who are all living but one, ETTIE, who died before their coming to Lamoni, some twelve years ago. The eldest child, MRS. DELIA MUNSELL, of Oklahoma, was the only one absent at the mother's death. MRS. BASS was a quiet unassuming woman, fulfilling her duties as mother in the fullest sense of the word and her children hold her memory blessed. Her calm, peaceful life has ended at 75 years, a ripe old age.
She was a member of the L.D.S. Church.
The funeral services will be held tomorrow at the brick church, and the body will be laid beside her husband in Rose Hill Cemetery.
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