Lyllis J. (Dugger) Gass, daughter of Ray F. and Georgia L. (Dudley) Dugger, was born Sep. 6, 1939, in Hartville. She departed this life on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, at Hartville Care Center in Hartville at the age of 82. On July 3, 1960, Lyllis was united in marriage to Harold Lee Gass. After their wedding, Lyllis, Harold and his children, Gary and Kathy, moved to make their home in McPherson, Kan. In 1962, their daughter, Sonja, was born. Lyllis’s career in insurance began there in Kansas at Alliance Insurance. She furthered her education by taking computer data processing courses and one day became the supervisor of the Data Processing Department. In 1980, Lyllis and Harold moved back to Missouri to help take care of aging parents. After Harold was called back into the ministry, Lyllis decided to take a position in Home Health Care, caring for others which was a passion of hers. Lyllis was seriously injured in a car wreck. Before the accident, she enjoyed gardening with Harold. They also enjoyed many fishing trips and traveled across the United States visiting family and seeing new places. She just loved traveling. Lyllis’s new past time was cross stitching. Over the years, she enjoyed cooking the old family favorites, especially holiday meals and candies. She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Harold Gass, her parents, Ray and Georgia Dugger, brothers, Paul Dugger, Harry Dugger, Harold Dugger and R.G. Dugger, sisters, Lillian Betts, Patty Hodkin, and three infant sisters, and a grandson, Nathan Hubbard. Lyllis is survived by her children, Gary Gass, Kathy Bailey, Sonja and Tom Hubbard, brother-in-law, Dale Hodkin, sister-in-law, Ruth Gass, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and caring friends. Visitation for Lyllis Gass was held Friday, February 11, 2022, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM with funeral services at 2:00 PM at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Hartville, with Rev. Don Lucore and Rev. Marie Froman officiating. Song selections were, “Rock of Ages”, “I’ll Fly Away”, and “When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder”. Musicians were Garry Brown and Marie Froman. Pallbearers were, Garry Brown, Dennis Brown, Harold Martin Dugger, Brynel Dossett, Aaron Ward, and Donnie Kendrick. Burial was at Moore Cemetery, Hartville, Missouri, under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Moore Cemetery, in care of the funeral home.Online Condolences: www.craighurttfuneralhome.com