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William Bash

April 2, 1948 — March 31, 2018


William H. "Bill" Bash, age 69 of Kahoka, MO, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018 at his home.

Bill was born April 2, 1948 in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Keokuk, IA, a son of Howard and Gertrude Morrow Bash.

He grew up in the St. Patrick area and was a Clark Co. R-1 High School class of 1966 member.

He married Gina Watson and they were the parents of Jeff, Kim, Jim and Adam.

He later married Louise Miller Bartels on July 4, 2001.

Survivors include his wife, Louise, of the home; two sons, Jeff (Beth) Bash of Canton, IL and Jim (Nancy) Bash of Kahoka; a daughter, Kim (Mark) Overberg of Salem, IA; eleven grandchildren: Amy Bash of Santa Barbara, CA, Austin Bash of Macomb, IL, Alex Bash of Huntsville, TX, Allison Bash of Canton, IL, Brittni (Luke) Schwartz of Des Moines, IA, Nathaniel and Sarah Overberg, both of Ames, IA, Emily (Matthew) McDaniel, Jordan (Krista) Bash, Jamie Bash and Erin Bash, all of Kahoka; two great-grandchildren, Mason and Jameson McDaniel of Kahoka; four step children: Roland (Dana) Bartels of Palmyra, Rachelle (John) Tuck of Danville, AL, Robin (Jim) McVeigh of Cedar Rapids, and Robert (Tyra) Bartels of Keokuk; step-grandchildren: Madalyn and Natalie Bartels of Palmyra, Breann and Tara Tuck of Danville, AL, Hanna and Dylan McVeigh of Cedar Rapids, Michael (Kyndel) Bartels of Ames, Cody (Morgan) Bartels of Virginia and Tammy Bartels of Keokuk; two sisters, Wilma Day of Keokuk, and Darlene Schmid of Kahoka; brothers-in-law and their wives, Russell (Beverly) Miller of New Bloomfield, MO and Jerry and Teresa Miller of Kahoka; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Adam, on August 8, 1994.

Bill was a truck driver on and off his entire life. From the age of 15 he could tell you whatever you needed to know about a car. His knowledge of vehicles led him to establish a car dealership in Kahoka known as Santa Fe Auto which he owned and operated. He loved to play cards and was a euchre and cribbage whiz. He loved his animals, especially his chickens. Faith ~ Family ~ Friends. His faith was number one in his life and he testified to that fact every day. Family was precious and many friends were made through his sharing of the Gospel. He worshiped at and was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Kahoka.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 2, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Bible Baptist Church in Kahoka with Pastor Glen Yoder officiating. Burial followed in the Day Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Day Cemetery.

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Family will also receive friends MONDAY, April 2, 2018 from 12:30 P.M. until services at 2:00 P.M. at Bible Baptist Church, Highway 136 East, Kahoka, MO


Sunday, April 01, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Residence of Louise and Bill Bash
28093 County Road 199
Kahoka, MO

Family will also receive friends MONDAY, April 2, 2018 from 12:30 P.M. until services at 2:00 P.M. at Bible Baptist Church, Highway 136 East, Kahoka, MO

Funeral Service

Monday, April 02, 2018
2:00 PM

Bible Baptist Church

Kahoka, MO

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