Joanne G. Bash, 72, of Rockford, Ohio, died Saturday, October 26, 2019, at 5:45 a.m. at Maplewood of Shane’s Village where she was a resident.  She was born in Richmond, Indiana, on July 17, 1947, to the late  Harry L. and Ruth (Wagner) Glick. 

A 1965 graduate of Eaton High School, Joan earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University in 1969.  She went on to earn her Masters of Education from Wright State University.

Joanne taught Family and Consumer Science (Home Economics) for 37 years, retiring in 2007.  During those years, she taught at Parkway Local Schools from ’69 to ’80, and ’91 to ’07, and at Mendon Schools from ’82 to ’91.  She was a member of the Rockford United Methodist Church where she enjoyed participating in the women’s association and other church activities.

On December 21, 1974, Joanne married the love of her life, Marshall A. Bash, who preceded her in death on October 3, 1989.

Surviving are her children:  Mark A. (Ellen) Bash of Rockford and Jennifer C. (David) Robertson of Liberty Township, Ohio; three grandchildren:  Tyler Alan Bash, Isabella Rose Bash, and Estella Rosetta Robertson; sister, Kay Jane Houser of  Florida; sister-in-law Lee Ann Glick of Middletown, Ohio; brother-in-law, Winston (Dorothy) Bash of Grove City, Ohio; nieces:  Lori (Jason) Anderson of Florida and Michelle (Scott) Rattan in Grove City, Ohio; as well as nephew, Wesley Bash of Texas.

In addition to her parents and husband, Joanne was preceded in death by her brothers:  James R. Glick and Joseph A. Glick; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Wade D. and Rosetta M. Bash.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at the Rockford United Methodist Church, 202 S. Franklin St., Rockford, Ohio, 45882, with Pastor Chip Steffy officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery. 


Friends may call at the church, 2 hours prior to the service, from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

To share in Joanne’s online memorial, please visit  Arrangements entrusted to Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home.





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