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Foster Facts, "Marion County Democrat", Salem, Ill. (Sept. 5, 1889)
Lafayette Bassett and Miss Noy Arnold were married on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the bride's residence, Rev. Harris, officiating.
Obituary of Mrs. Bassett, Local Newspaper, (Nov. 1922)
Mary Illinois Arnold was born near Arnolds Chapel, March 15th, 1867, departed this life November 4, 1922, aged 55 years, 7 months and 19 days. She was the daughter of James and Caroline Arnold, who preceded her many years ago into the great beyond.
On August 28, 1889 she was united in marriage to Lafayette Bassett and to this union five children were born, Harvey of Salem, James A., Clyde C. and Ralph L. all of which survive her except the first born son.
She was united with the M.E. Church at Arnolds Chapel at the age of 15 years and never retraced her steps, having taken an active part in church work ever after, until called to rest, to await the great and glorious judgement day.
While comparatively young as years go, she has been a great sufferer from physical afflications for some fifteen years.
Besides her immediate family and two grandchildren, she leaves to mourn her loss, seven brothers, who survive her: Erasmus, Daniel, Theodore, and Cyrus of the immediate neighborhood; William of Salem; John Mass of Iowa, and Charles of Washington; and Monroe, Leander and Elroy who preceded her in death, also hosts of other relatives and friends.
The funeral service was held at the Sandy Branch Cemtery, conducted by Rev. Monroe Smith on Sunday, Nov. 5, 1922.
Fiftieth Anniversary, "The Kinmundy Express" (Sept. 24, 1931)
On September 22, 1881, Mr. Henry Bassett and Miss Mary McCune were united in marriage at Monticello, Ill. Last Sunday, Sept. 20, a large gathering of their relatives and friends met at their home to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of this event.
Those present at dinner were Mrs. Serena McCune and Dave Dean of Alma; Mrs. Vera Bassett and son of Kinmundy; Mrs. Kate Lambert, Loren, Wayne and Miss Opal Barnes of Patoka; Joe Pearson, Ralph Bassett and the following families: Milburn Jones of St. Louis; Mason Bassett of Vernon; G.W. Conant, Mrs. Ella Shreffler, Luther Sullens of Alma; Chas. Ford, W.L. Green, Clyde Bassett, Wm. Jones, R.H. Feather, T.M. Jones, Lafe Bassett, Ernest Bassett, Elmer Bassett, and Nancy Green.
Those calling in the afternoon were Andrew Ross and wife, Tom Day and wife, C.E. Rainey and wife and Harry Shreffler and family of Alma; Abbie Cox and family, Jessie Jones and family, Wm. Robinson, Aunt Tack Conant and Lodema Conant.
Bassett - Neavills, "The Kinmundy Express" (June 4, 1941)
Mr. Lafayette Bassett and Mrs. Elizabeth Neavills stole a march on their many friends Wednesday, May 27, when they were united in marriage in Salem, Ill., at the M.E. Parsonage, Rev. J.E. Shafer performing the ceremony.
Mrs. Neavills has been a resident of our community for a number of years until the past winter when she went to California to be with her daughter.
Mr. Bassett is a prosperous farmer, living west of this city in Foster township. The couple expects to reside on Mr. Bassetts farm.
Kinmundy friends extend best wishes for their happiness.
Mrs. Elizabeth Neavill Bassett Dies Suddenly, "The Kinmundy Express" (April 19, 1934)
Mrs. Elizabeth Neavill Bassett, wife of Lafayette Bassett, died sometime Saturday night from heart trouble, at her home in Foster Township. She complained of not feeling well Saturday evening and lay down on the bed. After awhile Mr. Bassett went on to bed and as she seemed to be resting, he left her lying on the day bed. Sunday morning when he arose she was dead.
The body was brought here Monday to the home of her son, James Neavill, where it lay in state until Tuesday.
Sunday morning, the many neighbors and friends of Mrs. Lafayette Bassett were sorely grieved to learn of her sudden passing during the night. Having attended to her household duties, she lay down for a short while and was then called to her eternal rest by our Heavenly Father, Who doeth all things well.
Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Jerry and Mary Venica Bissonett, was born in Kankakee, Ill., December 30, 1855. She was one of a family of eleven children, all having preceded her in death but three brothers, Frank, of Kinmundy; Dan, of Brownstown; Jim, of Florida.
When but a small child, she came to Kinmundy to make her home and it was here on April 21, 1881, that she was united in marriage to Charles M. Neavill, and he took his young bride to her new home in the southwest part of this city, and this remained their home until his passing on November 11, 1920.
To this union came five sons and one daughter; Jim, of Kinmundy; Samuel J. of Long Beach, Cal.; John W. of Granite City, Ill.; Thos. D. of Ferguson, Mo.; Kittie M. Watkins, of Los Angeles, Cal.; William R. of Palatka, Fla.
Having been reared in a Christian home, she early gave her heart to God and united with the Presbyterian Church in Kinmundy, and was, indeed, a loyal and faithful member, assisting in the work of her church in all ways possible.
On May 27, 1931, she became the wife of Lafayette Bassett, and went to make her home with him on a farm eight miles west of here, and he with the children are left to mourn the loss of a dear companion and mother.
Hers was a rich, happy life and her devotion to her family and home was her great pleasure. To them she has left a legacy of memories that cannot be taken from them.
She leaves also to mourn three grandchildren, Burdette and Charles Neavills and Betty Elizabeth Watkins.
"It matters not that the form we knew
Lies silently, restfully sleeping.
We know that the heart that for us beat true
Is safe in the Master's keeping."
The funeral services were held from the M.E. Church Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. L.V. Lovell, officiating, Rev. F.C. Mery, assisting. Interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery.
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to express our sincere thanks to the many neighbors and friends for their assistance in any way at the time of the death of our beloved wife and mother. Especially are we grateful for the beautiful flowers, the sweet music and the words of comfort.
The Bassett and Neavill Families
Obituary of Mr. LaFayette Bassett, Local Newspaper (March 1937)
On Tuesday afternoon the community was saddened by the sudden death of our highly respected friend and neighbor, and while due to extremely poor health for the past year or more, we should have been expecting the worse, yet the suddenness of the death call was a great shock.
LaFayette Bassett, son of Harvey and Sarah Bassett, was born on March 4th, 1861 within one half mile of his late home in Foster township where he had spent his entire life with the exception of some four years in Texas while a young man where he had gone on account of poor health. After fully recovering returned to the old home where he answered the death call on March 16th, 1937 aged 76 years and 12 days.
He was united in marriage to Mary Illinoi Arnold, August 28th, 1889 to which union five sons were born: James A. of Foster township, Clyde of near Kinmundy, and Ralph and Harvey of Billings, Mont., one dying in infancy.
On November 4th, 1922, the family circle was broken by the sudden death of the wife and mother, which loss was so keenly felt by the deceased yet he carried on as father and mother to the children remaining at home until May 27th, 1931 when he united in marriage to Mrs. Elizabeth Neavil, but was again called upon to give up his companion April 15, 1934.
Mr. Bassett was one of a family of five, four sons and one daughter only two brothers surviving, Elmer living in the old parental home farm, and Henry who with his good wife resided with and cared for the deceased. Other than the afore mentioned, he leaves to mourn three daughters-in-law, four grandchildren, of which he was very fond, and hosts of other relatives, and a wide circle of friends.
Lafe, as he was known to all, was of a jovial and sunny disposition, enjoyed having company, was a gracious host and most pleasing guest. Particular fitting are the words of the poet to his hospitality:
"I would not sit in the scorners seat
Nor hurl the cynics ban,
But let me live in the house by the side and the road,
And be a friend to man."
Florence Doolen, of Kinmundy, First in Marion County to Join the W.A.A.C., "The Kinmundy Express" (Aug. 27, 1942)
Miss Florence Doolen, of this city, daughter of Mrs. Effie Robb is the first Marion County girl to be accepted into the Womens Army Auxiliary Corps. Miss Doolen made her application in July and he received notice last Sunday to appear in Chicago for her Mental and Physical examinations. There were 55 candidates and only 34 accepted. They included typists, school teachers, librarians and office clerks.
On Thursday afternoon at 4 o-clock, they were sworn in and inducted into the WAAC, and told to return home for their orders. Miss Doolen expects to be called in two weeks and will report in Des Moines, Ia., where she will take eight weeks of training. From here she will be sent to another station to do stenographic work in an office.
Her rating is the same as a private in the regular army, and will be paid $21.00 per month. Most of the candidates from this group were Chicago and suburban ladies. Miss Roses Brown, of Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County School teacher, was also accepted.
Kinmundy is very proud of their boys and girls in the service of our country. There are over 100 boys and two girls, namely, Miss Doolen and Miss Grace Arnold, who as enlisted as a Red Cross Nurse and is stationed at Fort Knox, Ky., and will see over-sea duty.
We hope soon to be able to tell you readers more about Miss Arnold.
Countys First WAAC, Miss Florence Doolen, Write of Training, "Salem Republican" (Jan. 26, 1943)
(Editors note: The following article was written at the request of The Salem Republican by Miss Florence Doolen, Kinmundy, first Marion County girl to become a member of the Womens Army Auxiliary Corps (WAACS). Miss Doolen for the past five months has been in training at Des Moines, Iowa, recently being transferred to the 89th Headquarters company, 3rd WAAC training center, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. She participated last month in the sixth month anniversary of the opening of the first WAAC training center in Fort Des Moines.
By Miss Florence Doolen
Special to The Salem Republican
FORT OGLETHORPE, Ga., Jan 25 - Basic training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, consisted of four strenuous weeks of hut, two, three, four; column right, march; to the right flank, left flank, about fact; and so forth, as well as classes and physical training.
I was assigned to the Motor Corps, completed an eight weeks course, and was an assistant instructor until I was sent to Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., with the Headquarters Company. We left Des Moines on New Years Day.
Since then I have been transferred to the classification office and I am very much interested in my work there. We were sent here to set up a WAAC training center which is to open February 1st. They are preparing to house 10,000 WAACs at this post.
In my estimation Fort Oglethorpe is an ideal place for a camp. It is only ten miles from Chattanooga and is at the foot of the Smokey Mountains. Many are especially interested in this place because it was the battlefield on which their grandfathers fought in the Civil War days.
Southern Hospitality No Myth
We find the southern hospitality no myth. We are welcomed at every hand. Individuals as well as civic and church organizations have planned luncheons and socials for our enjoyment. We surely appreciate these invitations.
A WAAC training center can be compared to a small community. Recruits from almost every walk of civilian life are represented here and they come from every state in the Union. There are doctors, lawyers, policewomen, housewives, office workers, teachers, opera stars, drivers, entertainers, artists, newspaper people, and some have no special training but each find this her place, and an important place it is, too; all are assembled for the one great mission to help where and whenever we can to win this war.
Now something about our daily life. We get up a 6 a.m. and stand reveille at 6:30, make our bunks and clean the barracks, perform any special duties that may be assigned. We drill three mornings a week, go to work at 8 oclock and have a full schedule throughout the day. To me the most impressive part of the whole army daily routine is the standing of retreat.
No Wishy-Washy Affair
This business of being a WAAC is no wishy-washy affair. You see no glamour girls in the WAACS. They are hard-working women in olive-drab uniforms. The days are filled with hard work, but after those hours and a good evening meal at 5:15 (and WAACS develop a wonderful appetite), come the hours of relaxation. The girls spend these hours very much like the men do - in writing letters to the friends and family back home, going to the Post movies, or by gathering around the piano for a little music and getting acquainted with other members of the group. Lights are out at 9:30 and bed check at 10:45 p.m., when we must be in bed.
There are some 15,000 WAACS enrolled in the organization now, and a number of companies have already been sent to various army camps where they replace men for combat duty.
Our ratings, which will compare with army ratings, have not been published as yet, though in a great many cases a rating has been earned and the enrollee is fulfilling the duties of that rank. We here have been promised that the ratings will be announced and awarded soon.
On Wednesday of this week we observed the sixth month anniversary of the opening of the first WAAC training center at Fort Des Moines. Here at Fort Oglethorpe we had a special parade and review with film and camera men on hand for some special release pictures. It was a thrilling day.
There is much to said about the WAACs, their aim, their ambitions, as well as our daily life. Our aim is success in battle and our purpose is to replace men behind the lines so that they can be used in actual combat duty.
Cpl. Florence Doolen Receives Discharge, "The Kinmundy Express" (August 30, 1945)
Cpl. Florence Doolen, daughter of Mrs. Effie Robb, arrived home Saturday after making a flying trip home from Italy where she had spent the past 22 months, there and in Africa with the Allied Force Headquarters, doing clerical and secretarial work.
Cpl. Doolen held the distinction of being the first lady from Marion County to enlist in the Womens Army Corps. She entered the service August 20, 1942, and after training at various places, shipped overseas October 28, 1943, landing in Algiers, Africa. On July 1, 1944, she went to Italy where she was stationed at Caserta until she started home on August 17th via plane.
From Italy, they flew to Casa Blanca, where they remained for two nights. And after 26 hours in the air, arrived in New York. From there, she was handed her discharge papers, August 24, having 56 points to her credit.
She wears the European -African Campaign Ribbon with one star, representing the Rome-Arno Campaign, the WAAC Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Meritorious Service Award.
Upon her arrival here, she found a family reunion awaiting her. Her sister, Mrs. Martha Edmond and children, of Great Bend, Kans. and her brother, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Doolen and children, of South Bend, Ind., happened to be here visiting the mother and other two sisters, Mrs. Claude Hanna and Mrs. Charles Lowe. This was the first time in seventeen years all the children had been together. It was, indeed, a happy reunion.
As to her future, Florence says she wants to do some loafing and get acquainted with her friends before she settles down again. She told us she did not want her picture but we are giving you a picture of her before she entered the service. However, she says that she gained 10 lbs. during her trip abroad.
(Note: A picture accompanied this article.)
Mrs. Clyde Bassett Funeral Wednesday, "The Kinmundy Express" (July 25, 1946)
Mamie Garrett Bassett, youngest daughter of William and Ella Lansford Garrett, was born in Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois, on February 11, 1901, and passed away quietly after a long illness at her home near Kinmundy, July 21st, 1946, age 45 years, 5 months, and 10 days.
Early in life she united with the Methodist Church at Arnold Chapel, from which she never moved her membership.
On Sept. 14, 1929, she was married to Clyde Bassett. Two daughters came to bless this home, Evelyn and Helen. Besides these two devoted children and her faithful companion, she is survived by four brothers and two sisters, Selby, Alma, Ill.; Berthol, Frank, and Clyde of Kinmundy; Mrs. Hazel Livesay of Decatur, Ill.; and Mrs. Esta Robb of Kinmundy; and a host of relatives and friends.
Mamie was a devoted wife, a loving mother, a true and loyal friend and neighbor and will be sadly missed by this whole community.
The funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Methodist Church, in Kinmundy, Rev. Brakemeyer officiating, and interment made in Sandy Branch Cemetery.
CARD OF THANKS
Many thanks to our many kind neighbors and friends for their assistance in any way during the illness and death of our loved one. Especially do we thank you for the kind words of sympathy, the beautiful floral offerings, the sweet music and the words of condolence.
C.C. Bassett and Daughters
The Garrett Family
Swift School, "The Kinmundy Express" (Aug. 1, 1946)
Our community has been saddened by the passing of one of our dear neighbors and friends, Mrs. Clyde Bassett. The family has the sympathy of the entire community.
Doolen - Bassett, "The Kinmundy Express" (May 5, 1949)
Miss Florence Doolen, daughter of Mrs. Effie Robb, and Clyde C. Bassett were married Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist parsonage in Salem, with the Rev. H. Burge officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Basil Wilson, of Salem were the attendants.
The bride, who was attired in a blue dress with matching accessories, had a corsage of red rosebuds. She attended Kinmundy schools, Brown's Business College in Centralia, and served as a WAC for 3 years in Africa and Italy. Since her return from the service, she has been employed in the Tri-County Electric Office in Salem.
Mr. Bassett is employed by the F.G. Pruett firm in Kinmundy. The couple will make their home on the groom's farm west of Kinmundy.
Helen Bassett and Lewis T. O'Dell Exchange Vowsin Methodist Church Sunday, "The Kinmundy Express" (Sept. 6, 1956)
Miss Helen Bassett and Lewis T. O'Dell were married Sunday, Sept. 2, at 2 p.m. at the local Methodist Church, with Rev. Forrest Crouch, of Alma, performing the double ring ceremony. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde C. Bassett and the groom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. O'Dell. The attendants were Mrs. Robert Ford, sister of the bride, and Kent O'Dell, brother of the groom. The bride wore a light blue lace over taffeta street length dress with an orchid shoulder corsage. Mrs. Ford wore navy nylon with a white carnation corsage.
Mrs. O'Dell is a graduate of KCHS with the Class of '52 and is employed as a telephone operator, at the present time. Mr. O'Dell is a graduate of KCHS with the Class of '51. He served two years in the U.S. Army and will enter SIU at Carbondale this year as a sophomore. This young couple will make their home in Carbondale following a short wedding trip. The immediate families and a few close friends attended the wedding.
Harvey Bassett Dies, "The Kinmundy Express" (Dec. 12, 1957)
Harvey Bassett, 63, died at his home north of Salem, Monday night. He had been in ill health for some time. Funeral services will be held from the Linton Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Forrest Crouch, officiating. Interment will be made in the Sandy Branch Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Daisy, and two brothers, Clyde, of Kinmundy, and Ralph of Billings, Montana.
Mr. Bassett was a retired locomotive fireman from the C & E I Railroad.
Florence D. Bassett, "The Kinmundy Express" (April 16, 1970)
Florence Evelyn Doolen, daughter of George and Effie (Jackson) Doolen, was born Nov. 16, 1907, at Kinmundy.
She passed away at Twin Willows Nursing Home in Salem, April 11, 1970, after several months illness.
On April 30, 1949, she was married to Clyde C. Bassett, who survives. She is also survived by two step-daughters, Mrs. Robert (Evelyn) Ford, of Alma; and Mrs. Lewis (Helen) O'Dell, of Marshall, Ill.; her mother, Mrs. Effie Robb; two sisters, Mrs. Chas. Lowe, of Kinmundy, and Mrs. Martha Ellis, of Great Bend, Kansas; one brother, Forrest, of Hammond, Indiana; seven grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and many friends.
She served as a WAC during World War II in the European Theater.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star of Kinmundy, and the Salem Rebekah Lodge.
Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Linton Funeral Home, Rev. C.C. Lowe of Vandalia, officiating. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
Clyde C. Bassett, 79, "The Kinmundy Express" (Oct. 12, 1978)
Clyde C. Bassett, 79, of Kinmundy died Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 1978, in his home. Born in Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois, Sept. 4, 1899, he was the son of Lafayette and Illinoi Arnold Bassett. He made his home there, until his marriage, after which they moved to Colorado for a short time. They returned to purchase a farm near Kinmundy where he made his home until moving into Kinmundy in 1971.
On Sept. 14, 1929, Clyde married Mamie Garrett. She died July 21, 1946. He married Florence Doolen April 30, 1949. She preceded him in death, April 11, 1970. He was a retired farmer, and a retired custodian of the Armory in Salem, Illinois. He was a member of the Senior Citizens Organization of Kinmundy, and was the overseer of the hospital equipment.
Clyde, better known as "Pid" is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Ford and husband Robert, of Alma, and Mrs. Helen O'Dell and husband, Lewis, of Galesburg, Ill.; a brother, Ralph and his wife, Rebecca, of Alma; 4 grandsons, David and Dale Ford and Leslie and Cary O'Dell; 3 granddaughters, Diane, Dolores, and Dena Ford.
Those from out of town attending services for Clyde Bassett were David Ford, Harrisburg; Diane Ford, Champaign; Dale Ford, Charleston; Mr. and Mrs. Charles O. Bassett, and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bassett, Mt. Vernon; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Marquart, Mrs. Mary Fehrenbacher, and Mrs. Velva Pettit, Olney; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Uphold, Clay City; Mr. and Mrs. John Purdue, Springfield; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Purdue, and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Stuber, Kell; Mrs. James White, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Black, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Logsdon, Carbondale; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Renis, Vandalia; Mr. and Mrs. Mason Bassett, and Mr. and Mrs. Milton Bayliss, Vernon; Mrs. Lorene Bender, Mrs. LaVeda Jones, and Mr. and Mrs. Ted Phillips, Centralia; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Shreffler, Carrier Mills; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Eagan, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nattier, Mrs. Ada Bates, Mrs. Thelma Arnold, Mrs. Eunice Arnold, Mrs. Hilda Adams, Mrs. Helen Feather, Mrs. Mary Chandler, Carroll Garrett, Dale and Mildred Cox, Patoka; Mr. and Mrs. Brice Jones, Louisville; Kathleen O'Dell, Collinsville, and Jim Shaffer, Champaign.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our sincere thanks to our friends and relatives for their kindness at the death of our father and brother, Clyde Bassett.
Thank you for the flowers, cards, food, and contributions for the Senior Citizens Hospital Equipment Memorial. A special thanks to the Lintons, Bro. Dale Hunt, Florence Downey, Bill Heskett, the pallbearers, and the ladies of Pleasant Grove Church.
Bob and Evelyn Ford and family
Lewis and Helen O'Dell and sons
Ralph and Rebecca Bassett
Clyde C. Bassett, "The Salem Times-Commoner" (Oct. 6, 1978)
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Linton Funeral Home in Kinmundy for Clyde C. Bassett, who died Wednesday at his home in Kinmundy. Brother Dale Hunt will officiate, with burial in Sandy Branch Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Bassett was born September 4, 1899 in Foster township, the son of Lafayette and Illinoi Arnold Bassett. He was a retired farmer and former custodian of the Salem Armory and was also a member of the Kinmundy Senior Citizens. In 1929 he was married to Mamie Garrett who died in 1946. He later married Florence Doolen in 1949 and she preceded him in death in 1970.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Ford of Alma and Mrs. Helen O'Dell of Galesburg; a brother, Ralph Bassett of Alma; and seven grandchildren. A memorial has been established in his name for Kinmundy Senior Citizens hospital equipment.
Sandy Branch Annual Meeting, "The Kinmundy Express" (March 1, 1979)
The Trustees of the Sandy Branch Cemetery Ass'n met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Jones Saturday evening Feb. 24th for their annual meeting. They approved the Treasurers report, elected trustees and officers for this year.
The operating cash balance was $1,817.14 and expenses were $1,152.55 leaving a balance on hand of $664.59. Lewis Maier was hired as Mowing Contractor for 1979.
Loyd Cox, Carl Green, and John Jones were elected trustees to a three year term on the Cemetery Association Boards.
Floyd Jones was elected President, Larry Shanafelt Vice-President, and Marvin Bassett was reelected Sec.-Treas.
The annual Ice Cream Social will be held on July 13th this year.
Retiring President Dean Jones sponsored a motion of tribute to be added to the minutes in honor and memory of C.C. "Pid" Bassett for his long and faithful service to the care and maintenance of the cemetery. At his death in October, 1978, he was a member of the Yards committee.
Mrs. Eileen Garrett reported her intentions to paint the yard sign when weather permits.
Marvin Bassett, Sec.
Senior Citizens Meet, "The Kinmundy Express" (Oct. 19, 1978)
The Kinmundy Area Senior Citizens met in the Community Center, Oct. 12th for a potluck dinner at noon. The tables were beautifully decorated with fall colors by the table committee Elsie Cengr, Ruth Doolen, and Edith Ronk. The potluck dinner was delicious as usual and all enjoyed the fellowship. Clyde Bassett and Anna Eutsler were missed by everyone. Two other members were in the hospital, namely, Gail Hines and Lloyd Stanton.
The business meeting was called to order by the president, Albenia Zivney. Member stood in silent prayer for Lloyd Stanton and Gail Hines followed by the Lord's Prayer. The Pledge to the Flag was given.
The usual business was attended to.
The Clyde Bassett Memorial Fund was $123.80 as of Oct. 10th. This is to used for Hospital Equipment dispensed by the Senior Citizens. Bill Hammers, who appointed to take over the work that had been so efficiently administered by Clyde as shown by the record book which was passed on to Bill. Bill Hammers, Rudy Cengr, and Gus Catalenello were appointed to confer with Evelyn Ford on spending the Memorial Fund.
The Senior Citizens bake sale will be Oct. 21st at the Community Center from 9 a.m. until all is sold.
Rev. Hines address is: U.S.A.F. Medical Center, Scott Air Field, Ward 2A, Scott AFB, IL 62225.
The following people received door prizes, Glen McCarty, Gus Catalanello, Fred Zivney, Lura Robinett, Olga Copple, and Ruth Doolen.
The table committee for next month will be Bertha Johnston, Ella Thompson, and Marge Catalanello.
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