M. Eileen (Unverferth) Basinger

Born: Sat., Jan. 4, 1930
Died: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 02, 2018
9:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 03, 2018
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Feb. 03, 2018
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

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Bluffton, Ohio

M. Eileen Basinger, age 88, died Saturday morning, January 27, 2018, at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora, Ohio.  She was born on January 4, 1930 to Arthur and Clara (Martin) Unverferth.  They both preceded her in death.  On April 29, 1950 Eileen married T. Forrest Basinger, and he preceded her in death.

Eileen is survived by one son, Randall Basinger of Ottawa; one daughter, Deborah (Duane) Bollenbacher of Bluffton; four grandchildren: Noah Wakeman of Westerville, Matthew (Natalia) Basinger of Northbrook, IL, Bethany (Dr. John) Coburn of Davis, CA and Alexandra (Mark) Grandjean of San Francisco, CA; two step- grandchildren: Duanna (John) Osting and Spring Cutlip both of Troy; five great grandchildren:  Zachary, Alexander and Mia Basinger of Northbrook, IL, William and Evelyn Coburn of Davis, CA; seven step great grandchildren:  Summer (Logan) Carey of Troy, Dakota Potts of Washington, DC, twins- Jersey and Presley Cutlip of Troy, David, Matthew and Amelia Osting all of Troy; two step great great grandchildren: Autumn and Eden Carey of Troy and one sister:  Sharon (Eugene) Ricker of Columbus Grove.

She was preceded in death by a daughter in-law: Susan Basinger; brothers:  Thomas, Daniel and Melvin Unverferth and a sister:  Phyllis Steffan.

Eileen was a graduate of Kalida High School.  She was a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ, Bluffton, Bluffton Senior Citizens and the SHANNON Service Club.  Eileen along with her husband, Forrest, worked together on the family farm outside of Columbus Grove.  She was an avid card player and enjoyed politics.

Services will begin at 10:00 am, on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Hartman Sons  Funeral Home, Columbus Grove.  Pastor Carol Clements will officiate.

Friends may call from 4:00-7:00 pm on Friday, February 2, 2018 and one hour prior to services on Saturday, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Putnam County Hospice and St. John's United Church of Christ, Bluffton.

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Linda and Mel Borton, Sun City, AZ
   Posted Thu February 01, 2018
Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Our deepest sympathy to all.

Roy and Kitty Sutter
   Posted Fri February 02, 2018
To all of Eileen's family we sent our sincere sympathy. She is and was a wonderful person. My first job out of high school was with Eileen and Mary Thorton. Had a blast and an early education at Welty- Schumacher in Pandora. She will be truly missed but now is with the love of her life Forest!

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