Tsianina Gena Bass
Sequoyah High School ~ Student 1970s
OKMULGEE, OkLA -- Tsianina Louise “Gena” Wesley , 54, a resident of Preston, Oklahoma died in Tulsa, on Monday, October 26, 2009. She was born on January 18, 1955 in Pawnee, Oklahoma to Lee Bass Jr. and Norma Jean Bible.
Gena Bass graduated from Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah, Okla. with the Class of 1973. She was an active member of the varsity basketball team, the varsity Pep Squad and the Leader Corp.
She worked as a LPN at the Creek Nation Indian Clinic in Okmulgee.
Her parents, a sister Belinda Jean Bible, an uncle Will Sampson, two aunts: Vena Mae Randall and Shirley Sampson preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband Richard Wesley, five daughters: Anissa Wesley (Seq.Cls '94) and husband Dominic James of Tulsa, Regina Wesley Ott (Seq.Cls '97) of Jenks, Paula Wesley of Okmulgee, Johnnie Sue Wesley (Seq.Cls '06) of Preston, and Rainey Wesley of Preston; half brothers and sisters; Debbie Primeaux of Shawnee, Nellie Yarholar of Oklahoma City, Susan Bass, Judy Bass Jane Bass, Eric Bass, Dewey Bass all of Cushing, and Gerald Bass of Kansas City.
Eight siblings: Norman Eugene Daniel (Seq. soph '73) and wife Cynthia, of Muskogee, Sammy Lee Bass (Seq. soph '69) of Okmulgee, Joseph (Seq. Cls '75) and wife Delana Bass of St. Louis, Missouri, Monty Bass (Seq. Cls '75) of Los Angeles, CA, Burtis Rand Bible (Seq Cls '78) of Tulsa, Emmett Dale Bible of Tulsa, and Teresa Bible Hamilton and husband Damon Hamilton of Glenpool.
Six grandchildren: Alena James, Tia James, Dominique James, Isaiah Ott, Jordan Ott, and Aiyonna Tecumseh.; other relatives and friends.
Wake service will be on Thursday, 6 pm at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home in Okmulgee. Funeral service will be on Friday, 2 pm at the Grave Creek Indian Baptist Church in Hitchita, OK with Rev. Norman E. Daniel officiating. Burial will be in the Grave Creek Cemetery.
Casketbearers will be Dominic James, Joseph Bass, Jed Kitchkommie, Cody Bible, Dason Homes, Robert Johnson and Elwood Ott. Honorary will be Clarence Johnson, Isaiah Ott, Jordan Ott, Laren Richards, Eddie Lowe, Jerome Townsell, Roley Johnson, and Christopher Bible.