Ora Bass
Syracuse,Ohio
10/23/1927-7/9/2018

   Ora Martin Bass 90, of Syracuse, passed away on July 9, 2018, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.  She was born on October 23, 1927, in Racine, Ohio, to the late Thurman and Laura Hill Martin.  On December 26, 1945, she married Leonard Bass who preceded her in death.  Ora was also preceded in death by her daughter, Lenora Offenberger, and grandchildren, Chrissy Walker and Joshua Bass, sisters Garnet, Bernice, Mary, Myrtle, Ann, and Elma, two infant sisters, Hilda and Shirley and brother, Junior Martin.  
   Ora is survived by her children, John (Stella McNemar) Bass, Dexter, Barbara (Richard) Koker, Syracuse, Cherri (Roy) Rinehart, Lexington, Oh, and Dave Bass,Syracuse; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren and sisters, Betty Wicks and Margaret Cline.
   Ora was a longtime member of the Riverside Nazarene Church in Syracuse where she taught Sunday School and Children's Church.  She participated in the Yesteryear program and taught Meigs County history at Southern Elementary. She worked for Community Action and, in 2001 at the age of 74, earned her GED and was named an honorary alumni of Southern Local Schools.  
   Viewing will be from 6-8 pm on Thursday, July 12, at Anderson-McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy with funeral service at 1 pm on Friday, July 13th, at Riverside Nazarene Church in Syracuse. Friends may call at church one hour prior to service.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ora's memory to Mulberry Community Center, 260 Mulberry Avenue, Pomeroy, OH, 45769.

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