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DeKalb County Indiana Obituary

Anne Bassett
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, rural Garrett.

     Calling is Wednesday after 11 a.m. in the funeral home.

     Memorials are to Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana

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