Age, 96, Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Indianapolis, Indiana, died peacefully Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born June 18, 1917 in Indianapolis, the daughter of Cassius and Myrta (Blinn) Bashore. Elizabeth attended the John Herron School of Art and graduated in 1939 from Butler University, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She married A. Donald Buschmann on June 15, 1941. He preceded her in death in 1980. Elizabeth was an art teacher at St. Luke's School and an artist who worked mainly in watercolor and oil paintings. She and Don moved from Indianapolis to Lamb Lake, Trafalgar, Indiana in 1971 and she loved to fish, even into her 90's.
She is survived by a son, James (Shirley Sampier) of Dexter, MI; a daughter, Ann (John) Jefferson, of Indianapolis; three grandchildren, Kristian (Jackie) Nielsen, Chicago, IL, Inga (James) Sabourin, Grosse Pointe, MI, and Michael Jefferson (Suzanne Lettieri), Brooklyn, NY; and two great-grandchildren, Reid and Veronika Sabourin. She was preceded in death by her brother, James "Win" Bashore.
A memorial service will be held in Indianapolis at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the UMRC Heritage Foundation, 805 W. Middle Street, Chelsea, MI 48118, which funds the Chelsea Retirement Community. (http://www.umrc.com) Arrangements by Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea, MI .