Marie <I>Lantz</I> Basham

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Marie Lantz Basham

Birth
Elizabeth, Harrison County, Indiana, USA
Death 10 Dec 1958 (aged 91–92)
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Burial Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Plot Block: 21 Section: Lot: 00080
Memorial ID 26913516 · View Source
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Services for Mrs. Marie L. Basham, 92, of 803 Euclid ave., who died of a coronary thrombosis Wednesday at the Rowe Nursing Home, 622 Maple st., will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Hamilton Funeral Home. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Born in Indiana, Mrs. Basham came to Des Moines when she was 17. She was deeply interested in preserving historical items and had made many gifts to the state historical museum in connection with her activities with the Grand Army of the Republic.

She was a member of Central Christian Church.

A past national president of Women's Relief Corps, she was a member of the G.A.R. auxiliary, Kinsman Women's Relief Corps 24, Daughters of Union Veterans Tent 6 and of the auxiliary to Sons of Union Veterans, No. 8.

She was a past Grand Chief of Iowa Pythian Sisters, a member of Leech Rebekah Lodge and a life patron of Willard Women's Christian Temperance Union. No immediate relatives survive.


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  • Created by: Katie Lou
  • Added: 18 May 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 26913516
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Marie Lantz Basham (1866–10 Dec 1958), Find a Grave Memorial no. 26913516, citing Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Katie Lou (contributor 46950342) .