|Birth: ||May 4, 1923|
|Death: ||Nov. 14, 2006|
Flora Stephenson Turski Bassett of Morning Pointe, formerly of Viking Place, in Greeneville, died Tuesday morning at Laughlin Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Dundee, Scotland, and grew up in Wormit, Scotland.
After marrying Stefan Turski in 1945, they lived in South Africa, Scotland, and Canada before moving to Greeneville in 1958, when her husband came to Greeneville with Magnavox.
Mr. Turski preceded her in death in 1965.
She married Paul Bassett in 1982.
Mrs. Bassett worked in Greeneville as a merchandiser for American Greetings and visited newcomers for Newcomer Greeting Service for 20 years.
She was a devoted member of Notre Dame Catholic Church, her family said, and was a member of the Council of Catholic Women. She was a member of the GFWC Andrew Johnson Club, now the Andrew Johnson Women's Club, and was a lifetime member in the Greeneville Newcomer Club.
Mrs. Bassett was also a leader in the early years of the Greene County YMCA, and served on the Y board of directors.
Her family said, "Flora was a loving wife and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend."
She is survived by her husband: Paul Bassett; three daughters and sons-in-law: Maria (Turski) and Robert Clevio of Harrison Township, Mich., Janina (Turski) and Jim Garner of Orlando, Fla., and Margaret (Turski) and David Lawless of Chuckey; one son and daughter-in-law: Steve and Debbie Turski of Farragut; two stepchildren: Paula Slusher of Florence, Ala., and Pamela (Bassett) and her husband, Woody Lewis, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; nine grandchildren and their spouses: Anthony and Kate Clevio of St. Claire Shores, Mich., Angela (Clevio) and Dan Rahn of Pacific Grove, Calif., Courtney (Garner) and Tim Spitz of Pittsford, N.Y., Susan (Garner) and Ryan Welch and Stefanie Garner, all of Orlando, Caitlin Turski, Cara Turski, and Stephanie Turski, all of Farragut, and Chelsea Lawless of Chuckey; six stepgrandchildren and their spouses: Britton and Tacha Slusher of Virginia Beach, Va., Emily Slusher of Plainsboro, N.J., Philip Slusher and Laura (Slusher) and Bobby Updike, all of Florence, Ala., and Mary Katherine Lewis and Allyson Lewis, both of Colorado Springs; two great-grandchildren: Lilly Spitz and Gretta Spitz, both of Pittsford, N.Y.; two stepgreat-grandchildren: Kayla Slusher of Virginia Beach and Abigail Updike of Florence; two sisters-in-law: Ruth Fitzgerald of New York, N.Y., and Dr. Emilia Turski of Krakow, Poland; two special nieces: Ann Wilkinson of Lawtons, N.Y., and Margaret Jemiolo of North Collins, N.Y.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to her first husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret and Walter Farquharson Stephenson, her sister, Margaret Biernacik, and her brother, Walter Stephenson.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Rose Hill Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 11 o'clock Friday morning at Notre Dame Catholic Church. The Rev. Jim Harvey, the Rev. Charles Burton, and the Rev. William Casey will officiate.
Interment will follow in GreeneLawn Memory Gardens.
Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Knights of Columbus.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Notre Dame Catholic Church Building Fund, 212 Mount Bethel Road, Greeneville, TN. 37745.
Paul Lincoln Bassett (1919 - 2012)*
Stefan Turski (1920 - 1965)*
Maria Turski Clevio (____ - 2014)*
GreeneLawn Memory Gardens
Created by: James Brent
Record added: Oct 17, 2010
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