Obituaries » Marylin J. Basinger
May 19, 1942 - October 1, 2017
A little spirit came down from Heaven more than 75 years ago and brought life and love into the world. That little spirit departed this world with the beautiful soul of Marylin Jean (Dillman) Basinger and soared back to Heaven to be with her Holy Father and all her loved ones there on October 1, 2017 at 2:25 p.m. at Bluffton Hospital. She will be grievously and sorely missed by her husband, children, grandchildren, siblings and many many friends.
Marylin was born May 19, 1942 in Bluffton to Donald and Treva (Dillman) Suter who preceded her in death. On July 5, 1964 she married Richard Basinger and he survives in Bluffton.
Marylin loved her family very much. She retired from Bluffton Schools after 25 years and also retired from the Mennonite Memorial Home after 10 years. Marylin loved to be outdoors gardening, biking, playing tennis and playing with her grandchildren.
Survivors also include a son, David (Kelley) Basinger of Atlanta, Georgia; a daughter, Barbara (Kevin) Koziara of Orlando, Florida; three grandchildren, Michael Koziara, Katie Basinger, Will Basinger; two step-grandchildren, Brittany and Zachery Koziara; step great-grandchildren, Kylie and Emma Koziara; a brother, Jim (Evelyn Grace) Dillman of Bluffton; a sister, Diane (Jim) Elshire of Wapakoneta, Ohio; and three brothers-in-laws, Fred (Jan) Basinger of Lima, Tom (Pam) Basinger of Findlay, and Jerry (Paula Kruse) Althaus.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 6, 2017 at English Lutheran Church, Bluffton. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Bluffton.
Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to English Lutheran Church or the Cloud Foundation, 107 S. 7th St., Colorado Springs, CO. 80908.
The family would like to thank all of the loving great people at the Orion Cancer Care, Inc., the BVMA staff and physician, the staff of Blanchard Valley Hospital at both Bluffton and Findlay, the Armes Family Cancer Care Center and the physicians and staff at Bluffton Physicians for helping to keep Marylin with us this long. The family cannot forget Stephanie James; Marylin’s Bridge Palliative Care nurse who was an angel. It was too much for Marylin’s already weakened heart with atrial fibrillation to withstand the pain and medication efforts of the cancer treatment.