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Loann L. Bassett, 83, Auburn, peacefully passed away Saturday, March 25, at Park Place Senior Living Memory Care Unit in Fort Wayne.
Mrs. Bassett was born Sept. 22, 1933, in Fort Wayne, to Forrest and Lillian (Ewing) Hollopeter. She attended the Ball Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Muncie. She earned a bachelor's degree from the College of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois.
She married Charles Bassett Aug. 27, 1955, in Fort Wayne. He preceded her in death on July 12, 2011.
Mrs. Bassett worked as a registered nurse for a total of 41 years at Parkview Hospital, LaGrange Hospital, Rochester Hospital and DeKalb Memorial Hospital.
She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women in Auburn. She enjoyed making crafts for church bazaars and she also enjoyed doing missionary work through the church in Africa and Jamaica.
She was also a member and past president of the Auburn Garden Club, the DeKalb County Homemakers Extension and the American Cancer Society. She and her husband loved to travel.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Susan Bassett of Howe; son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Kim Lea Bassett of Shipshewana; daughter, Lori Bassett, and her partner Laura DeWitt of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, Kylee and Jack Hope, Kurt Bassett, Karen Bassett and Lucas Neuerburg; great-grandson, Paxton Hope; sister and brother-in-law, Myrna and Gerald Harkenrider of Tipp City, Ohio; brother, David Holly of Fort Wayne; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Charles.
Visitation will take place Wednesday, March 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 S. Center St., Auburn.
There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service Thursday, March 30, at First United Methodist Church, 1203 E. Seventh St., Auburn. Officiating the funeral service will be the Rev. Dr. Jim Farrer.
Burial will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Auburn.
Preferred memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church or Park Place Senior Living Memory Care Unit, Park Place Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46845 or Heartland Hospice, 1315 Directors Row, Suite 210, Fort Wayne, IN 46808.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home of Auburn. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.fellerandclark.com.
Published on March 28, 2017
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