Grace Kathern Decker Hignite Bass

August 16, 1915 - October 29, 2006 

Grace Kathern Decker Hignite Bass

August 16, 1915 - October 29, 2006 

Obituary for Grace Kathern Decker Hignite Bass

Grace Kathern Decker Hignite Bass, 91, died in Indianapolis Sunday October 29th. She was born in a small town in Kentucky and never lost her love for the outdoors and fishing and camping with her family and their families. She is the last of seven children borne to Sally and Polis Decker. She and her late husband were volunteers at the Richard L. Roudebush VAMC for over forty years. Always active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary she was a Past President of Hoosier Post 624 and Lawrence Post 261 Ladies Auxiliaries, Past President, 11th District Ladies Auxiliary, past Grand President of the Military Order of the Cooties, Past 7th Supreme President of the MOCA and Past Hoosier #1 MOCA Auxiliary President. Her care and concern for the patients in our veterans hospitals and nursing home was always one of her great loves and passion. She was an avid Scrabble player as all her children and grandchildren have learned well. She loved playing penny ante poker, solitaire or any card game with anyone if it made him or her happy and would provide a small amount of happiness in their world. Crossword puzzle master number one, there wasn't one she couldn't finish in her prime and none she wouldn't tackle. Her smile, her laugh, her singing (when you could talk her into it), her ever-sharp wit and her straight to the point way of looking at life, will be missed by all her family.
Both her husbands, Raymond Hignite and Charles A. "Pop" Bass, two sons Douglas and Billy, preceded her in death. She leaves behind her children, Dennis and Richard Hignite, Sandra White, Charles A. "Bud" Bass; she had 25 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind nephews, nieces, cousins, and countless friends from Veterans of Foreign Wars and Sisters from the Ladies Auxiliaries. She will be laid to rest next to her very special veteran "Pop" in Washington Park East.

Brought to you by

  • 8151 Allisonville Rd.
    INDIANAPOLIS, IN
    46250
  • 317-636-6464

Help & Healing Resources

In the event that there is an error in the information presented, please contact the funeral home by clicking here.