NEVADA, Mo. — Darlene A. Bass, 79, of Nevada, Mo., formerly of Parsons, died on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, Mo.
She was born on Sept. 30, 1932, in Galena to Earl Stanley and Edna Mildred (Walters) Holford.
She married Perl M. Bass in Huntsville, Ark., on June 4, 1951, and he preceeded her in death on Jan. 22, 1997.
She grew up in Joplin and graduated from Joplin High School in 1950. She resided in Taft, Calif., for a brief time then returned to the Joplin area before settling in Parsons from 1957 to 1999. She then moved to Nevada in 1999, where she has lived ever since.
Darlene was office manager of Loughmiller Chiropractic Clinic in Parsons for a number of years then worked for15 years for the state of Kansas as a job placement counselor until her retirement in 1996.
Survivors include two daughters, Diane Bass Carpino and her husband, Jimmie, of Arlington, Texas, and Martha Jayne Cubbage and her husband, Steven, of Nevada, Mo.; five grandchildren, Nicholas Carpino and his wife, Deborah, of Arlington, Texas, Matthew Carpino of Arlington, Texas, Lauren Jones and her husband, Daniel, of North Hollywood, Calif., Broc Hammett of Independence, Mo., and Alexa Cubbage of Nevada, Mo.; a great-grandson, Zachery Carpino of Arlington, Texas; a sister, Shirley Holford of Joplin; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her husband she was preceeded in death by her parents; a sister, Earlene Higginbotham; and a brother, Terry Holford.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Nevada, Mo., with the Rev. Hubert Fox officiating. A committal service will follow at 3 p.m. at the Osborn Memorial Cemetery in Joplin.
Friends may call until 9 a.m. day Friday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the church.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the Nevada Regional Medical Center Foundation in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, Mo.
Online condolences may be left at at www.ferryfuneralhome.com.