Ben J Base

Ben J Base

Marion County, Kansas, USA
Death 23 Feb 1988 (aged 90)
Moundridge, McPherson County, Kansas, USA
Burial Moundridge, McPherson County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 17485471 · View Source
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Obit from Messenger of Truth Issue 7, 1988:

Ben J. Base was born to John D. Base and Justina K. Decker on September 2, 1897, near Tampa, Kansas. He passed away on February 23, 1988, in the Moundridge Manor, Moundridge, Kansas. He was ninety. Death ensued by natural causes of old age.

His youthful life was spent in the Durham, Kansas, vicinity. At the age of nineteen he realized his need of a Savior. Upon true repentance he was baptized on July 9, 1916, becoming a member of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. He embraced this faith until his end.

On March 29, 1925, he was married to Ida Eck. Their union was blessed with four children: Cecil, Ralph, Harry, and Verbie. After eight short years, on February 19, 1933, his companion passed away.
On August 5, 1934, he married Susie Koehn. They enjoyed the blessing of four sons. After forty-eight years she passed away on September 8, 1982.

He enjoyed good health most of his life until the last three years, when he moved to the Moundridge Manor, Moundridge, Kansas. He was the last survivor of his immediate family.

Cherishing his memory are his children: Cecil and wife Maggie, Hume, Missouri; Ralph and wife Lavada, Galva, Kansas; Verbie and husband David Koehn, Livingston, California; Gilmer and wife Alice, Rich Hill, Missouri; Eldon and wife Sharon, Turlock, California; Jonas and wife Karen, McPherson, Kansas; Paul and wife Linda, Gentry, Arkansas; nineteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.
Preceding him in death are: his parents, his companions, one son, Harry, two brothers, and one sister.

Funeral services were held February 26, 1988, at the Lone Tree Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. Ministers Herman Nightingale and Roger Unruh conducted the service in the church, and Min. Henry Koehn conducted the graveside service.

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