DeKalb County Indiana Obituary
Contributed by Patricia Watson Dyson
Auburn—Anne Elizabeth Bassett, 61, of rural Auburn, died Saturday, Oct.
20, 2001, at 8:20 p.m. in Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana. She had
been ill since July.
Mrs. Bassett was an English and art teacher in
Fort Wayne Catholic Schools for 24 years, retiring in 1984 as the art director
at Bishop Dwenger High School. She also had taught at St. Vincent DePaul,
St. John’s and Sacred Heart schools in Ft. Wayne.
She spent her formative yers in Jackson Township
of DeKalb County. She graduated from Auburn High School in 1958 and
from Saint Francis College in 1962. She earned a master’s degree from
Saint Francis in 1964. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church in Ege.
She was born May 20, 1940 in Garrett to Bernard
and Ermel (Weaver) Drerup.
She married Franklin L. “Bud” Bassett on Aug. 11,
1987, in Fort Wayne and he survives.
Also surviving are three daughters and one sone-in-law,
Julianne Harter of Fort Wayne, Patricia Hensinger of Auburn, and Mary and
Martin Maconochie of Clawson, Mich.; a son and daughter-in-law, Gregory and
Ruth Case of Fort Wayne; a stepdaughter and her husband, Christine and Rex
Horsewood of Hoagland; two step-sons and their wives, Craig and Nancy Bassett,
and Clay and Deb Bassett, all of Auburn; a brother and sister-in-law, Bernard
and Eleanor Drerup of Huntertown; a sister, Mary Ort of Evansville, 11 grandchildren,
seven step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church, Ege, following a prayer service at 1:30 p.m. in
Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Father Danney Pinto and Father Edward
J. Krason will be the celebrants. Burial will be in Cedar Chapel Cemetery,
Calling is Wednesday after 11 a.m. in the funeral
Memorials are to Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana