Beth Ann Bass-Arwood

August 3, 1958 - June 15, 2013

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Beth Ann Bass-Arwood, 54, of rural Wabash, Indiana, died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013 at her home. She was born August 3, 1958 in Wabash to Richard B. and Betty (Helm) Bass.

Beth was a 1976 graduate of Wabash High School and received her B.S. and Masters degrees from Purdue University. She married Lee Arwood on February 15, 1991. Beth taught in the Wabash City Schools since 1981. She was an inspiration to students and staff alike. She was an active member in the Wabash Calvary Baptist. Beth enjoyed flower gardening, scrapbooking, cooking, and music.

She is survived by husband, Lee Arwood, 2 sons, Ryan Arwood, and Taylor Arwood, and mother Betty Bass, all of Wabash; 3 step-children, Kevin (Abby) Arwood of Washington, D.C., Brian (Meredith) Arwood of Peru, and Abbey Arwood of Wabash; 5 grandchildren, Grant Arwood and Claudia Arwood, both of Washington, D.C., Elliott Wiles, and Reed Wiles, both of Wabash, and Molly Arwood of Peru; 2 sisters, Jane (Tim) Bahney of Akron, Indiana, and Susan Bass (Kendra Ducy) of New Palestine, Indiana; 3 nephews, Richard Bahney of Indianapolis, Indiana, Clayton Bahney and Garrett Bahney, both of Akron and her niece, Hannah Bahney of Akron; and in-laws William (Carolyn) Arwood and Mark (Jan) Arwood all of Ohio, and Dianna (Sam) Wilson of Peru. She was preceded in death by her dad Richard Bass.

Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Matt Haynes officiating. Burial will be in Mississinewa Cemetery, Somerset, Indiana. Friends may call 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the CaringBridge.Org, Wabash-Miami Home Healthcare and Hospice, or LaSalle Oncology Center @ Wabash County Hospital.

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