SIKESTON -- Bettye Jo Lenon Basham, 75, died March 31, 2003, in Sikeston, after a prolonged illness.
Born July 25, 1927, in McDougal, Ark., daughter of the late Otto and Gertrude Lenon, she was a member of Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church in Sikeston.
On April 17, 1954, in Sikeston, she married Matt J. "M.J." Basham, who preceded her in death on Jan. 4, 1999.
Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Bethany and Chuy Torres of Charlevoix, Mich.; four sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Carol Basham of Highlands, Texas, Doug and Angie Basham of St. Peters, Eric and Sandy Basham of Dexter and Rich and Ellee Basham of St. Louis; one stepdaughter, Mary Basham of Tiptonville, Tenn.; her sister, Sue Greganti of Olive Branch, Miss.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Greg Forester, pastor of Calvary Temple, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in New Madrid.
may be sent to
Assembly of God Church
P.O. Box 888
Sikeston, MO 63801