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Joan Basinger

January 3, 1933 - January 22, 2019

Burial Date January 28, 2019

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 28, 2019 at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton. Pastor James Basinger officiating. Burial will be in Reformed Mennonite Cemetery, Bluffton. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Joan Basinger, 86, passed away January 22, 2019 at Lima Memorial Health System. Joan was born January 3, 1933 in Lima, Ohio to the late Ralph and Francis (Heil) Cheney. On March 6, 1957 she married Clarence Kenneth Basinger who survives.
Joan graduated from Lima Central High School. She worked as a telephone operator and later a secretary at Lima Telephone Company. Joan also worked at Wittgor in Columbus Grove. She owned and operated Basinger’s Daycare Center which was the first state licensed daycare center in Putnam County. Joan thoroughly enjoyed all of the children and their families that she cared for. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Columbus Grove and the Grange. Joan was a past den mother for the Cub Scouts. She enjoyed watching movies, playing cards, music, dancing and traveling.
Survivors also include three children, Eric (Karen R.) Basinger of Columbus Grove, Karen Basinger of Columbus, Ohio, Aaron Basinger of West Palm Beach, Florida; two brothers, Harold (Norma) Cheney of Lima, Ronald (Cora) Cheney of Bensonville, Illinois and several nieces and nephews.
Joan was preceded in death by a brother, Darrell Cheney; and two sisters, Helen Cheney and Lois Massman.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 28, 2019 at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton. Pastor James Basinger officiating. Burial will be in Reformed Mennonite Cemetery, Bluffton. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association.

 

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