OBITUARY

Lois Barbara Baskin

October 5, 1919December 10, 2012

Lois Barbara (Jenkins) Baskin, 93, passed away on December 10, 2012, at Kingswood Nursing Care Center. She was born October 5, 1919, in Holdrege, Nebraska, daughter of Amye (Armstrong) and Benjamin Jenkins. Barbara attended Hastings College, Nebraska, where she majored in English and met her husband Bob Baskin. They were married September 9, 1943, in Washington D.C. by the Reverend Peter Marshall, prior to Bob's military service. During WWII, Barbara worked for the FBI as a code-breaker. Later she was a substitute teacher for the Center School District in Kansas City for many years. She enjoyed homemaking, was a wonderful hostess to anyone who visited her home, loved crossword puzzles, creative writing, and music. Barbara is survived by her husband, Robert C. Baskin, and her three children, William N. Baskin, MD, (Leah), Rockford, Illinois; Jean Zimmerman (Tom and children Alisa and Charlie), St. Louis, Missouri; and Jane McCall, Kansas City, Missouri, who was her caregiver the past eight years. She was predeceased by her parents and her brothers, Rollin and Deane Jenkins. Visitation will be held from 2:00-3:00 p.m. followed by memorial service at 3:00 p.m. Friday, December 14th, at John Knox Kirk Presbyterian Church, 11430 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64114. Memorial contributions can be made to The Foundation for Hospice Care, Inc. [www.thefoundationforhospicecare.org]. Condolences may be offered at www.mtmoriah-freeman.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, December 14, 2012
  • Memorial Service Friday, December 14, 2012
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Lois Barbara Baskin

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Victoria Miller

December 16, 2012

Jane - You know that Addison and I love you and your family. We think of you so often, and you are in our prayers. Blessings to you.

December 16, 2012

Dear Bob, Please accept my condolence in the passing of Barbara. I always enjoyed being in her company at JKK or at so many other other social opportunities. I was glad to read that she was in Hospice Care, as they were so much help & support to me when I was taking care of my husband, Bud Whiteside at home before his passing in September. You are in my thoughts, Sue Whiteside

Maris Haster

December 14, 2012

Jane, Bill and Jean......God bless you and your family on this day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your parents are wonderful, loving and giving people. Over the last 47 years, Bob and Barbara have been family to me...great friends and neighbors of my Mom and Dad through Lions Club, Red Bridge and Center. They were always so welcoming to me in their lovely and warm home. We had many great times together....i will always remember Barb's genuine hospitality, lovely ways and special laugh. I can picture Barb in her chair with a paper and pen in hand....she was always writing or showing me something with that pen! What a great writer and author she was. God bless you, Jane, as you care for Bob now during his remaining time without Barbara. You have done a tremendous job as caregiver and constant companion with them. Your selfless devotion, time and effort over these past years will definitely be rewarded. Love to you all and many blessings to you and your families.

Mary Weidmaier

December 14, 2012

Jane,

My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family. May you find peace in all the dedicated time & love you gave your mom these last years.

Mary

December 14, 2012

Jane, my thoughts and prayers are with you, Bob and your family. Barbara was blessed with a wonderful life and a wonderful daughter filled with love and grace. It is always uplifting to see you at Kingswood. Janice Wollard

Joe and Sharon Manzo

December 14, 2012

Dear Bill, Jane, and Jean - we are thinking about all of you, especially your dad, at this sad time. I reget that we cannot be there in person but please know we send our prayers and sympathy. Love, Joe and Sharon Manzo

Joy Osborne

December 14, 2012

Jane --
I never had the chance to know your mom, but I do know you. And it is high testament to the woman who raised such an exceptional woman and daughter. Your care and devotion to your parents are an inspiration. My sympathies are with you during this time, and I want to thank you so much for your support to me during my time with my mom during her last few weeks. It is a connection that is very special to me. God bless you and give you peace as you remember your mother's wonderful life.

December 13, 2012

Just a quick note to wish Bill a Happy Birthday!

December 13, 2012

Dear Jane,
Please accept my sincere condolances on the loss of your mother! She was an exceptional lady, who raised one exceptional daughter. It sure showed in how you took care of her when she needed it most!
Love and prayers,
Barbara M

Marjorie Eastridge

December 13, 2012

Hugs to both you and Bob. Know that I love you both, and am thinking about you. Much love, Marge