Longtime resident of Fairland, Oklahoma Mrs. Shirlye J. Bass passed into eternity on Sunday evening November 29, 2009 in Miami, Oklahoma at the age of 72 years. Shirlye was born November 23, 1937 in Columbus, Kansas to her parents Robert and Betty Labadie Glasgow. On July 15, 1955 Mr. Tomi Bass took Miss Shirlye as his bride in Miami, Oklahoma. He and Shirlye have lived in Ottawa County, Fairland for over 42 years. Shirlye loved to work. She enjoyed her job with the Inter Tribal Council serving as the Executive Director. One of Shirlye’s most important missions in life was with the Muscular Dystrophy organization. She has dedicated all her life and efforts in support to this great need. Many hours of love have been poured into this cause with great rewards. Although Shirlye is no longer with us, her memory will be kept alive through the family and friends she leaves behind which include: Her husband Tomi of the home, 2 Brother in Laws: KC and wife Shirley Bass of Miami, Oklahoma and Michael and wife Joyce Bass of Picher, Oklahoma and a host of nieces and nephews longtime friends and neighbors. Shirlye is preceded in death by her parents and 2 Sons: Jeff and Russ Bass. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday December 2, 2009 at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ken Ferris officiating. Interment will follow the service at Fairland Cemetery. The family has chosen Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home with their services. Online guestbook and condolences are available at www.cooperalthousefuneralhome.com Pallbearers include: Paul Hoover, Christopher Bass, Wade Cagle, Justin Berry, Roman Bass and Jacob Bass.