|Birth: ||Nov. 27, 1884|
|Death: ||Aug. 15, 1968|
Funeral rites for Mrs. Etta May Bassett, 83, were held Saturday from Nale's Funeral Home, with the Rev. Sam Totten officiating.
Mrs. Bassett died Thursday at the Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney after a lengthy illness. She had been a patient at the Burgin Nursing Manor in Olney and had been hospitalized several times.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edith Davenport of Albion; a son, Lyman Bassett of Dixon; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Rev. E. C. Michels of Mt. Vernon and Earl Michel of rural Albion.
A retired school teacher, she had taught at the Albion Grade School from 1912 thru 1937, then in 1943-44 during World War II. Starting in 1902, she had taught at Mitchell, Dixon and Ridge country schools, prior to coming to Albion.
She was born November 27, 1884 in Edwards County, of Leander and Polly Shilling Michels. She was married in 1906 to Richard Bassett, who died in 1900. A daughter, Julia, died in 1920 at the age of 13.
Mrs. Bassett was a member of the United Methodist Church and taught the Harmony (ladies) Sunday School class for many years until her health failed.
Interment was at Graceland.
Taken from an area newspaper.
Created by: NanC
Record added: Nov 07, 2012
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