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Susan D. Bass

Susan D Bass, of Springfield, Ohio passed away February 20, 2019 in her home after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was 63. She is survived by her daughter, Amber (Michael) Barker, son, John Bass both of Springfield, Ohio and stepdaughter, Joetta (Mark) Bragg of Columbus, Ohio and the light of her life, her grandchildren, Madison and Brandon Barker both of Springfield, Ohio who brought her joy, laughter and endless hugs. Also survived by her sister in law, Sandra Bass of Evansville, Indiana, sisters Cynthia Dunlevy and Kathleen Friedman both of Medway, Ohio and Virginia Flanagan of St. Petersburg, Florida and numerous nieces and nephews. Susan’s special friends include Guy and Barbara DeCamp, of Springfield, Ohio, Mark Crabill of Atlanta, Georgia and Vicky Dean of St. Louis, Missouri. She is preceded by her husband of almost 40 years, Garland “Sam” Bass in 2016 and parents Charles and Harriet McIntire. Special thanks to Dr. Bo and Springfield Cancer Center for their efforts, Security National Bank Trust Department and the Ohio Hospice team for all their support and care of Susan and her family.  It allowed Susan to enjoy her end of life journey with love and compassion. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 9:00AM-10:30AM with a brief service to follow at 10:30AM at Ferncliff Cemetery Chapel, Springfield, Ohio. Inurnment to follow in the cemetery. The Reverend J. Wesley Babian officiating. Online condolences may be left for the family at Arrangements in care of Ferncliff Funeral Home.


  • Cynthia Dunlevy Posted February 21, 2019 9:30 am


    We cannot stop time’s hasty hands

    Nor put back life’s grains of sand

    Use your time with the utmost care

    Learn to love, to forgive, to share

    Your lifetime is but a drop in eternity’s sea–

    A chance to become the best you can be

    Moments pass­—taking those we love and know

    It is then that we let our human side show

    We whisper their names—carried by wind and by air

    Names we cherish and lift in our prayers

    So many things were left unsaid and undone

    We are still here and their journey’s begun

    Yet, as we look in our heart, we shall surely see

    We never lose our loved ones, they just become free.. .

    — Cynthia Dunlevy 1980

    I wish we could have had more sister time. . . miss you and Sam . . .

  • Treasure Posted February 21, 2019 6:43 pm

    Sue was always so nice and friendly. I couldn’t have asked for a nicer neighbor. I pray for healing for the family and know you are all in my thoughts and prayers

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