Patsy Bass

Patsy Rhea Bass (O'Brien)

Friday, May 9th, 1952 - Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
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Patsy Rhea (O’Brien) Bass, 90, (68) passed away peacefully at her home in bed July 9th, 2042, (September 3, 2020). It is believed it was caused by tripping over her feet and falling.

She left behind a hell of a lot of stuff to her kids who have no idea what to do with it. So if you are looking for 2 extremely large TVs from the ’90s and a 2002 P.T. Cruiser with only 120,000 miles. You should wait for the appropriate amount of time and get in touch. Tomorrow would be fine.

This is not an ad for a pawn shop but an obituary for a great woman, mom, and granny born on May 9, 1952, in Independence, Iowa. The daughter of the late Louis and Lorraine O’Brien. She leaves behind a very dysfunctional family that she was very proud of.

Pat was world-renowned for her lack of patience, not holding back her opinion and a knack for telling it like it is. She always told you the truth even if it wasn’t what you wanted to hear.

She was genuine to a fault, a pussy cat at heart (or lion) and yet she sugar-coated nothing. Her vocabulary often included the “F” bomb.

Everyone always knew where you stood with her. She either liked you or she didn’t, it wasn’t black or white. As her kids, we are still trying to figure out which one it was for us, (we know she loved us).

She was a master cook in the kitchen. She believed in overcooking everything while burning the kitchen down, (3 times).

She will be sorely missed by her daughter, B.J. Carr, son, Cody and Rachel Bass; Grandkids, Michelle Carr, Tyler Carr, Kalli Bass, and Korra Bass. Brothers, Danny and Diane O’Brien, Steve and Kathy O’Brien, Jim and Mollie O’Brien; Sister, Sue and Gary Roscovius.

In addition to her parents, Patsy was preceded in death by, Husband, Butch (Still Kicking), Brother, Donnie and Son, Infant Zachary.

A private family party (don’t be late) will be held, in lieu of a service, due to her friends not being able to attend because they decided to beat her to the pearly gates.

Cremation will take place at the family’s convenience, and her ashes will be kept around as long as they match the décor.

To sign the online guestbook and to send the family a message please visit:

Arrangements entrusted to Crest Lawn Funeral Home-Cremation Center.
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Angi (Teel) Tate

Posted at 11:07am
I'm so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Patsy when I was in grade school since BJ and I were friends in school until the move to TN. My heart goes out to you all. Angi (Teel) Tate

Craig's sister

Posted at 12:55am
Patsy's and my brother's beds were likely placed side-by-side in the Independence hospital nursery, as they were born one day apart, May 8/9, 1952. Coincidently, he also passed away at age 68. I am sad for your loss.

Emily Phelps

Posted at 02:58pm
I believe i met Patsy in the fourth grade . We graduated together in 1970 . I wish i had known her as a adult woman ,she sounds like she was a HOOT !! I will always remember her fondly .

Miriam Lobb

Posted at 08:52am
I don't know any of you and don't even live in the area. My sister asked me to explain this obit to her. This is by far the GREATEST obit I have EVER read !!! I wish I could've known her just because of this. You took what is a sad, tough time and made it what it should be .... a wonderful story of true life !! Thank you all for this !!! I lost my dad about 8 years ago and know how difficult it is. However, remembering her as the fun loving woman she had to have been is priceless !! Keep these precious memories in mind as you deal with your loss.
" Grief, I've learned, is really just love. It's all the love you want to give but cannot. All of that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in the hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go."
This was written for my sister=in-law and I keep a copy of it. It's a very powerful message and rings so true if you think about it.
God bless ALL of you !!

Lynda Barbian

Posted at 05:04pm
We are so sorry for your loss, Mike and Amanda Benedict-Barbian

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