Barbara J. Bassler, 81, of Bellefontaine, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Mary Rutan Hospital in the Emergency Room.
She was born on September 11, 1931 in Colorado Springs, CO to the late Arvid E. and Violet J. (Lewis) Peterson.
In 1951 she married George C. Bassler in Colorado Springs and he preceded her in death in May of 1987. She is also preceded in death by two brothers, Arvid Peterson Jr. and Robert Peterson.
Barbara is survived by her children, Linda K. (Michael) Smith of Bellefontaine and Robert (Sarah) Bassler of Columbus; a sister, Carolyn (Herb) Locy of Ashtabula; four grandchildren, Lori (Jeff) Maben, Sherrye (Scott) Lamma, Jason (Katie) Bassler and Chris (Ariel) Bassler; four step-grandchildren Kevin Smith, Ryan (Julie) Smith, Tiffany (Glenn) Rector and LeAnn (Adam) Taylor; seven great grandchildren, Kyle Harris, Tyler Bassler, Morgan Jenkins, Alex, Andruw and Austin Lamma, and Emily Bassler; step-great-grandchildren Brittany Chandler, Megan Bowersock, Andrew Smith; and 10 step-great-great-grandchildren.
Barbara was a homemaker. She was a member of the D.A.V. and enjoyed crocheting, cross stitching, flowers, gardening, and was an avid reader. She also enjoyed spending time with her family.
Pastor Jonathan Bull will conduct a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine where friends may call on Thursday, December 13th from 5 to 8 p.m. and also an hour prior to the funeral service on Friday. Burial will be in the Greenwood-Union Cemetery, DeGraff, OH.
Memorial contributions may be made to: D.A.V., Wounded Warrior Project, or the Logan County Humane Society, 2521 US 68 North, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com.