Mary Elizabeth Bassmann, 84, of Jefferson City, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Capital Region Medical Center.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with Father Brendan P. Doyle officiating. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery. Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Houser-Millard Funeral Home in Jefferson City. Arrangements are under the direction of Houser-Millard Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main Street, Jefferson City. Condolences may be left for the family online at www.millardfamilychapels.com.
Born Sept. 15, 1926, in Jefferson City, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Lock) Struempf. She was a graduate of St. Peter's High School in Jefferson City. On April 8, 1945, in Jefferson City, she married Lewis "Bud" William Bassmann, who preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 2001. She was a homemaker and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
She is survived by six children, Mary Sue Higgins, Sally A. Morrow, Samuel L. Bassmann and his wife, Donna, Sidney G. Bassmann and Sarah M. Bassmann,all of Jefferson City, and Sherri E. Grothaus and her husband, Leo, of Marshall; two sisters: Viola Johnson of Jefferson City and Delores "Lorie" Forck of Mexico; ten grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by three brothers: Herbert Struempf, Arthur Struempf and Francis Struempf.
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