Racine Bass of Picher died Friday, Sept. 4,
2009, at Integris Baptist Regional Health
Center in Miami. She was 89.
Mrs. Bass was born May 12, 1920, in Treece,
Kan., to Charles Edward and Edith M. (Blunk)
Shaw. She graduated from Picher High School
She was a member of the First Baptist Church
in Picher and was a 50-year member of Order
of Easter Star of Miami. She married
Claude Edward Bass on Aug. 29, 1937, in
Joplin, Mo. He preceded her in death.
She was also preceded by one son, Ray Dale
Bass; her parents; one sister, Ida Ellen
Smith; two brothers, Dale Edward Shaw and
Doris Leroy Shaw, and two grandsons, Jeffrey
Scott and Russ Edward Bass.
three sons and their wives, Tomi E. and
Shirlye Bass of Fairland, Michael and Joyce
Bass of Picher and K.C. and Shirley Bass of
Miami; one grandson and 11
Services were Sept. 18, 2009 at G.A.R.
Cemetery in Miami. Arrangements are under
the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home of