Betty Jean Bass, 83, of Mena, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 in Mena.

She was born Dec. 15, 1928 in Smackover, to the late Evelyn Smedley and was married to Williamson Bass in 1947. Betty loved her family, was wonderful seamstress and kept a great home for her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to all who knew her and loved her. She will be missed dearly.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Bass, of Mena; sons, Randall Bass of Bridgeport, Texas, Rick Bass of Riverside, Calif., Ron Bass of Greenville, S.C., and Jeffery Bass of Mena; daughter, Susan Zisakis of Boulder City, Nev.; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Edward McCauley.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Rest Haven Memorial Garden in El Dorado with Brother Warren Gasaway officiating under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

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Published: 11/18/2012