Doris Jean (Nichols) Basinger

Born: Sat., Apr. 2, 1927
Died: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Nov. 23, 2019
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

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Columbus Grove, Ohio

Doris Jean Basinger, 92, died at 11:23 a.m., Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at The Meadows of Ottawa.  She was born April 2, 1927, in Lima, to Clarence and Velma (Jennings) Nichols.

On March 9, 1947, she married Karl Basinger and he preceded her in death on August 5, 2010.

Doris is survived by one son, Larry (Rose) Basinger of Columbus Grove; three daughters, LaDonna (Jim) Hoffman of Ottawa, Lois (Bob) Cutler and Larrain (Dennis) Benroth both of Columbus Grove; nine grandchildren,  Mark (Tina) Basinger, Kenneth (Theresa) Basinger, Ann (Josh) Hoblet, Philip Basinger, Scott (Kristi) Hoffman, Jason (Nicole) Hoffman, Rachelle Benroth, Dena Benroth and Erik Benroth; 12 great grandchildren and one sister, Dolores Meyer of  Columbus Grove.

She was preceded in death by a brother,  Darrell Nichols and a brother in-law, Gilbert Meyer.

Doris graduated from Columbus Grove High School.  She had worked at Westinghouse Electric Corp., Lima and retired from Philips ECG, formerly of Ottawa.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Ottawa.  She enjoyed gardening, sewing, camping, knitting and reading.  Doris especially loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Services will begin at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove.  Pastor  Harry Tolhurst will officiate, with burial to follow at Truro Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to donor's choice.

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