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.

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Joe & Ruth Gerdeman
   Posted Wed November 20, 2019
Jim and LaDonna, we are so sorry to read of your mother's death. We will carry you in our hearts and prayers. Hugs from Joe & Ruth G.

Susan Brosseau
   Posted Fri November 22, 2019

Thinking of you and your family.

Grant & Susan Brosseau

Rick and Cindy Teders
   Posted Fri November 22, 2019

Our sympathy and prayers to all the family of Doris. Such a sweet lady. She was so proud of all of her family. Special thoughts sent to Larrain and family and to Ladonna and family.Thank Heavens for wonderful memories!

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