Beth Bass-Arwood, 54

Beth Ann Bass-Arwood, 54, Wabash, died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at her home.  She was born Aug. 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 Feb. 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 Church. Beth enjoyed flower gardening, scrapbooking, cooking, and music.

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

The memorial guest book for Beth may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Jun 17