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Helen O. Bassham

December 31, 1926 — December 21, 2022

Salem

Helen O. Bassham

Helen O. Bassham, 95 years, 11 months, and 21 days, of Salem, Arkansas, passed from this walk of life on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, in Salem.

She was born in Wheeling, Arkansas, on December 31, 1926, daughter of the late Wilk and Jonnie (Sanderson) Oldfield. Helen was united in marriage to Clinton Bassham and from this union three sons were born. During her working years, Helen worked in the office for the District Soil Conservation. She loved reading and would read continuously. Helen enjoyed sewing and quilting; she especially enjoyed making quilt block patterns. She was a member of Moko Church of Christ.

Helen is survived by her sons, Earl (Donna) Bassham of West Plains, Missouri, Boyce Bassham of Salem, Arkansas, and Forest (Valeria) Bassham of Blair, South Carolina; four grandchildren, Melissa Bassham, Dianna (Jason) Ford, Adam (Jen) Schafer and Cody (Marlys) Bassham and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Bassham; parents, Wilk and Jonnie Oldfield; sister, Claudia “Pat” Barnett and brother, Kermit Oldfield.

Funeral Services will be held, Friday, December 23, 2022, at Doty Family Funeral Service Chapel in Salem, Arkansas beginning at 1:00 PM with Bro. Tom Doty officiating. Interment will follow at State Line Cemetery in Moko, Arkansas. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at noon.

In lieu of flowers, lasting memorials may be made to Fulton County Library, PO Box 277, Salem, Arkansas 72576 or State Line Cemetery Association c/o Karen Hunt, 14322 St. Route 17, West Plains, Missouri 65775.

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Visitation

Friday, December 23, 2022

12:00pm - 11:00am (Central time)

Doty Family Funeral Service

140 N Pickren St, Salem, AR 72576

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Friday, December 23, 2022

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Doty Family Funeral Service

140 N Pickren St, Salem, AR 72576

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