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Joy L. Murphy Bassett
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Birth: Sep. 16, 1937
Dallas County
Iowa, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 2012
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA

Joy L. Bassett

September 16, 1937 - October 7, 2012
Resided in Waukee, IA
Joy Bassett, 75, died Sunday, October 7, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, October 12, at Waukee United Methodist Church of which she was a member. Burial of the cremated remains will follow at Waukee Cemetery.

Joy was born September 16, 1937, in Dexter, Iowa to Rex and Margaret (Jessup) Murphy. She graduated from Menlo High School and married Donald Bassett on January 22, 1956. In 1962 they made their home in Waukee where they raised their three children. Joy was a homemaker and enjoyed boating, camping, dancing, playing Bridge and various card games. She was an active member of the United Methodist Women. Joy will always be remembered for her beautiful flower gardens.

Joy is survived by her daughter Christy (John) Jungman of Van Meter, two sons; Jerry (Deb) Bassett of Grimes and Darrell (Dawn) Bassett of Urbandale, six grandchildren; Matt (Sarah) and Patrick Jungman, Hilary Bassett, Jennifer (Lucas) Tacker, Dena and Kimberly Bassett, her siblings, Keith (Dixie) Murphy of St. Charles, Fay (Bob) Edgington of Casey, Leo (Marilyn) Murphy of Prescott Valley, AZ and Gene (Judy) Murphy of Menlo. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and an infant daughter, Dena.

A Memorial Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Waukee United Methodist Church in Waukee where the family will receive friends from 6 8 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to her church. Online condolences will be welcomed at

Family links: 
  Rex Melvin Murphy (1912 - 2002)
  Margaret B Jessop Murphy (1915 - 1999)
  Donald L Bassett (1931 - 2006)
Waukee Cemetery
Dallas County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Williams
Record added: Oct 10, 2012
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Joy L. <i>Murphy</i> Bassett
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Remembering great times at the Waukee United Methodist Church that included you and Don! You will be missed.
- Bruce and Marilynn Buxton
 Added: Sep. 24, 2013
In ways we do not understand, our loved one will be present in our lives forever. Something good will happen tomorrow or the day after. Keep the faith and love will lead you through this horrible pain. My condolences.
- Williams
 Added: Oct. 10, 2012

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