Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Shrine of St. Patrick Catholic Church, for Howard E. Bash, 70, of Williamstown. Rev. Fred Yehle conducted the services. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Bash died at 8:44 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 1979 in the emergency room in Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill. He was born May 4, 1908, in Clark County, a son of Harvey and Nannie Collins Bash. He married Gertrude Morrow April 2, 1929, in St. Patrick. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Shrine of St. Patrick Catholic Church in St. Patrick. Surviving are his wife; a son, Bill of Williamstown; two daughters, Mrs. Dean (Wilma) Day of Keokuk, Iowa, and Mrs. Vernon (Darlene) Schmid of Kahoka; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother.