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Basil Benson Niccum
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Birth: Nov. 17, 1925
Vermillion County
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 23, 2008
Indianapolis
Marion County
Indiana, USA

He became acting Postmaster of Covington, Indiana on July 31, 1968. He was appointed the official Postmaster on October 4, 1968. He held this position until he retired in December of 1985.

"Basil B. "Beanie" Niccum, 82, of Covington, took a walk to remember at 4:12 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born Nov. 17, 1925, in Vermillion County, Ind., the son of the late Alta Franklin and Lena Grace Swem Niccum. He married Alice Keller on May 18, 1946, in Covington. She survives.

Other survivors include: one daughter, eight grandchildren, three great-granddaughters, one brother, special nephew, three special nieces, and several other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Norma Reik.

Basil owned and operated the Niccum Tax Service for 40-plus years. He was the former Covington postmaster for 17 years. Basil was a veteran of World War II serving with the United States Army in the Company G 326th Glider Infantry, 82ND Parachute Division. He was a 1942 graduate of Perrysville High School. He was a member of the Covington VFW Post 2395 and was a past Quarter Master and Commander. Basil was a former volunteer on the Covington Fire Department serving 25-plus years and Covington City Councilman. He was also a past member of the Olin Fire Brigade. He coached the Covington Girls Softball League from 1974 through 1989. Basil enjoyed yard work and spending time with his grandchildren.

Funeral services: 2 p.m. EDT Sunday, April 27, 2008, at DeVerter Funeral Home in Cayuga; Officiating: Rev. Steve Vitaniemi; Burial: Lower Mound Cemetery, north of Perrysville with military graveside rites conducted by the Covington VFW 2395; Visitation: 4-8 p.m. EDT Saturday, April 26 at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Greater Midwest Affiliate, Memorials and Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674." - Commercial News, Danville, Illinois 
 
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 Parents:
  Alta Franklin Niccum (1901 - 1964)
  Lena Grace Swem Niccum (1904 - 1993)
 
 Spouse:
  Alice J. Keller Niccum (1928 - 2013)*
 
 Siblings:
  Basil Benson Niccum (1925 - 2008)
  Donald Leroy Niccum (1927 - 2009)*
  Norma Jean Niccum Reik (1929 - 2003)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mound Cemetery
Perrysville
Vermillion County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Lesa Epperson
Record added: Apr 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26464898
Basil Benson Niccum
Added by: Lesa Epperson
 
Basil Benson Niccum
Added by: Lesa Epperson
 
Basil Benson Niccum
Added by: Lesa Epperson
 
 
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Happy Birthday Dad... Miss You and Love You
- Lisa Niccum Pearman
 Added: Nov. 17, 2010
Covington lost a nice guy!
- Lesa Epperson
 Added: Oct. 29, 2008

- Bob & Nancy Cannon
 Added: Apr. 28, 2008
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