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Beverly Jane Bass

November 13, 1944 — June 4, 2024


Beverly Jane Bass

Beverly Jane Bass, 79, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis.

She was born November 13, 1944, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Carl and Dorothy (Conger) Scott.   Beverly married Norman Keith Latimer, and he preceded her in death on December 8, 1974.  She married John S. Bass in Clarksville, Tennessee on June 24, 1983, and he preceded her in death on February 20, 2017.

Beverly is survived by her sons, Scott Jeffrey Latimer and Norman Keith Latimer Jr., both of Shelbyville; step-sons, Todd, Brad and Mike Bass; grandchildren, Tyler, Katie, Nickolas and wife, Britta, Derek and wife, Lynsey, Nathan and Jessica and husband, Austin; great-grandchildren, Ziggy, Raydon, Bryson, Charlotte, Braxton, Delaney and Brooklyn; nieces, Jill Nolley and husband, Rob, and Megan Brewer and husband, Matt; son-in-law, Melvin Pierce; several step-grandchildren; and numerous cousins including Linda Amos.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Cynthia Diane Pierce; sister, Barbara Ann “Barb” Eiler; and daughter-in-law, Tracie Latimer.

While attending Shelbyville High School, Beverly was the Shelby County Women’s Tennis Champion.

Beverly was a member of the West Street United Methodist Church.

In the early 1970’s she worked at Williams Industries.  Later she worked in retail at Heilig Meyers and Cracker Barrel.

Beverly was formerly a member of the Moose Lodge.

She enjoyed going camping and golfing, playing bingo and watching auto races.  Beverly loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

Visitation will be from 10 am to Noon, Monday, June 10, 2024, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will follow at Noon on Monday at the funeral home, with Rev. Bill Horner officiating.

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelbyville-Shelby County Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

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