OBITUARY

Nella "Nell" Ruth Bassitt

October 17, 1931May 10, 2019
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Nella "Nell" Ruth Bassitt, 87, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2019 in Brown County Health and Living Center in Nashville, Indiana. Nella was born in Garretts Bend, West Virginia to the late Thomas McDowell and Pearl Armstrong McDowell on October 17, 1931. Nella Ruth grew up on a farm in Garretts Bend, W. VA and had 19 step-siblings. Nella Ruth became a Fashion Coordinator for two high end dress shops in Hamilton, Ohio, Marilyn's Dress Shop and Irene's Dress Shop. She was a buyer for the gift shop for the hospital in Hamilton. Nella Ruth was a devoted mother to her children and was a woman of great faith. She belonged to the First United Methodist Church in Hamilton where she taught Sunday school to many children and adults. She was a member of the Washington Chapter #195 Order of Eastern Star and was a Star Point Officer portraying Ruth and Esther. Nella Ruth was a great cook, avid poker player, an artist as well as an accomplished seamstress. She loved to put together jigsaw puzzles with her favorite son-in-law Bob. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Lovely Ladies Book Club in Nashville. Nella Ruth married the love of her life George Bassitt on April 27, 1950. Nella Ruth was one of the most forgiving people in the universe. She dearly loved her family and touched many people's lives. Nella Ruth is survived by her three children; Christy Lynn (husband Bob) Kirlin, George Edward Bassitt, Jr. and Deborah Elizabeth Bassitt. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband George Bassitt, Sr.; grandson Chuck Kirlin and daughter-in-law Marcy Bassitt. Funeral ceremony will be held at 12pm on Friday May 17, 2019 at the Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home with Pastor Mark D. Finfrock officiating. Interment will follow at Millville Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to services from 10am to 12pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the First United Methodist Church, 225 Ludlow St. Hamilton, Ohio 45011 or Our Hospice of Central Indiana, 2626 17th St., Columbus, IN 47201. Condolences may be left for the family at www.Webb-Noonan.com

  • DONATIONS

  • First United Methodist Church
  • Our Hospice of Central Indiana

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Funeral Ceremony Friday, May 17, 2019

Memories

Nella "Nell" Ruth Bassitt

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Margaret Modzelewski

May 15, 2019

Our re-connection after so many years was one of the best parts of my life, sorry we waited so long.

Always in our hearts, Margaret Bassitt-Modzelewski

Celeste Reider

May 14, 2019

Nell was the best wife, mother, grandma, and great grandma ever! We will miss her smile, her loving words and her sweetness. We have such wonderful memories. Love to the whole family during this time of grief.

Janet/Joan Fatika

May 13, 2019

VERY fond memories of Nell while shopping at Irene’s and also on a personal level. Always a pleasant and pleasurable experience. So glad to have reconnected with her through Facebook. God bless πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Kelsey Edgecomb

May 10, 2019

One of the last times I saw you! You were always so upbeat and positive. You are loved by many and you will be missed. I will never forget our time together, playing games with you when I was little, and you always making me a banana split before you put me to bed! Love you grandma! πŸ’œ

Amy Freeman

May 10, 2019

My grandma was one of the most important people in my life I will be lost without her voice kindness and wisdom I only hope I can live up to be half the women she is I love her so so so much I am lost without you Grandma...

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