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Nancy Bassett

May 29th, 1940 - Dec 26th, 2022

Funeral Ceremony: 12 noon on Saturday, December 31, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora

Interment: Floral Garden of Memories Cemetery, Flora

Visitation: 10 a.m. until 12 noon on Saturday at the funeral home


        Nancy Elaine Bassett, age 82, of Clay City, Illinois, passed away Monday, December 26, 2022, in Mt. Vernon.

        She was born May 29, 1940, in Clay City, the daughter of Robert Dale and Lola G. (Coleman) Eastin.  She was united in marriage to Iven M. “Bud” Bassett on December 16, 1972, at First Christian Church in Flora and they recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

        Nancy was a member of First Christian Church in Flora where she was an active part of the Beau Knot Sunday School class, taught children’s Sunday School, sang in the choir, and participated in the Ladies Group.  She had worked in the school cafeteria, at Clay County Hospital, Ben Franklin, the local Cleaners, and at McDonald’s.  Nancy enjoyed crafts, sewing, knitting, especially afghans, and taking trips to Branson.  She very much enjoyed being with family and time spent watching her great grandkids in sports always put a smile on her face.      

        She is survived by her husband: Bud Bassett of Clay City; 2 daughters: Deborah Klein of Flora and Kimberly (Bryan G.) Bullard of Rinard; grandchildren: Jayson Bassett, Jena Bassett, Jonathan (Lisa) Bullard, and Jennifer (Roger) Collins; great-grandchildren: Rase, Ryder (Taylor), Rowdy, Ava Beth, Rylan, Reagan, Nadia, Stacie, and Kylie; a great-great-granddaughter: Evelynn Elaine; a brother: Robert M. Eastin of Flora; and a sister-in-law: Ruth Lynn of Clay City.

        She was preceded in death by her parents; a son: Jay M. Bassett; an infant son: David Michael Bassett; a granddaughter: Jessika Klein Billingsley; a son-in-law: William E. Klein Jr; 2 brothers: Russell D. Eastin and Norman “Topper” Eastin; and a sister: Delores A. Slover.

        A funeral ceremony will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, December 31, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will follow in Floral Garden of Memories Cemetery, Flora.  Visitation will be 10 a.m. until 12 noon on Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to Oil Belt Christian Service Camp and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Darrin & Sandy Akin

December 28th

You are in our prayers. We are sorry for your loss.

Rhesa Eckelberry

December 28th

Sorry for your loss

Judy Lusk

December 28th

Bud, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Nancy was such a nice lady and I know the coming days will be hard for you and your family. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Rest in Peace, Nancy.

Paul & Jo Ann Rose

December 28th

So sorry to hear. Prayers for the family. Nancy was a classmate of ours and always enjoyed seeing her thru the years.

Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

December 28th

I am so sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet lady with a great family. Thoughts and prayers are with you. 🙏🏻

Terry Igert

December 29th

You have our deepest sympathies!! We are praying for you all!!!

Lucy Burgess

December 28th

My sincere sympathy to all her family. Always enjoyed visiting with her.

Carla Linder

December 28th

Condolences to the family from Fitch and Burgin families...

Deb Harris

December 28th

Nancy was such a sweet lady. I have known her for several years and counted her as a friend. She and Bud were devoted to each other and I know he will be lost without her. Praying for comfort for the family.

Nola Hoard Leanna

December 28th

So sorry for your loss. Nancy was a former classmate, lovely lady, and altogether nice person.

Willie and Dana Johnson

December 29th

Sorry for your loss Bud you all were good neighbors for a long time

Bob & Sarah Puntney

December 30th

Prayers for Bud and all of you. Nancy was such a good person, she will be greatly missed.

Sara Wright

December 30th

So sorry for your loss Kim. My deepest sympathy is with you

Becky Stanford Stocke

December 30th

My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. Nancy was such a nice lady— always enjoyed visiting with her.



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