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Ida Mae Bassett

1921 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Ida Mae Bassett

Ida Mae Bassett, 92, of West Lafayette, passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Heritage Healthcare. Ida Mae was born on August 22, 1921 in Moline, IL to the late George A. and Marie A. (Lewis) Whitmore. Ida Mae married Donald A. Bassett on December 28, 1940 in Davenport, IA, and he preceded her in death on September 17, 1988. She worked for Bryan Manufacturing for 25 years before retiring. Ida Mae always enjoyed helping others, house projects, gardening, traveling, and volunteering. She always liked testing new kitchenware and recipes. Ida Mae adored being with her grandchildren.

Surviving are two children, Donna (husband: John) Rundell of Castle Rock, CO., and Joan Campbell of Lafayette. Ida Mae is also preceded in death by two sons, Herbert Bassett, Donald Bassett, Jr. (Guy), two sisters, and two brothers.

Also surviving are one sister, Jeannie McCormick of Fullerton, CA, sister-in-law Sherry Whitmore of Moline, IL, thirteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.

No services at this time. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Tonica, IL. Simplicity Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences at

Published in the Journal & Courier from June 20 to June 21, 2014
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