Doris A. Basinger

First Posted: 10/23/2007


Doris A. Basinger, 88, died at 6 p.m. Oct. 21, 2007, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.

She was born June 20, 1919, in Hancock County to J. Wilbur and Ova Hartman Peters. Her parents preceded her in death. In 1945, she married Naden A. Basinger, and he died in 1987.

Mrs. Basinger was a homemaker, and helped her husband farm outside Pandora. She was a member of Pandora United Methodist Church, participated in the VOSH program, and the Mid-Century Club. She worked for several years with the Board of Elections. She was a former 4-H adviser for the Blanchard Stitch and Stir, was an excellent seamstress, cook and gardener. She was a loving Christian woman whose greatest joys were nurturing her family and watching their academic and athletic achievements. She was a avid Ohio State University fan, but most of all, she was a loving mother, friend, and neighbor.

Survivors include three daughters, Dorla (Ron) Finch and Debra Basinger, both of Marysville, and Nada (Ray) Miller, of Perrysburg; two sons, Ned (Cheryl) Basinger, of Pickerington, and Robert (Pat) Stavish, of Bowling Green; 10 grandchildren, Bethanie Oren, Brooke (Miguel) Avello, Cortney (Brian) Nam, Kristin (Larry) Watson, Andrew (Amy) Stavish, Christopher and Kimberly Basinger, and Seth, Kaitlin, and Kira Miller; eight great-grandchildren, Camila, Sebastian, Diego, Cristina, Ashley, Megan, Alexander and Andrew; four stepgrandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren; siblings Nana Lee, Grace (James) Sherman and Gertrude (Karl) Gingrich, all of Findlay, Gerald (Marlene) Marvin, of Vanlue, and Sharyn Sheehan, of Sarasota, Fla.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sondra Stavish, who died in 1978.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Pandora United Methodist Church. The Rev. Mark Hollinger will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Riley Township.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, 205 W. Sandusky St., Findlay.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pandora United Methodist Church, American Cancer Society, or the American Heart Association.

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