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Maxine Bashor

May 1, 1922 — January 24, 2016

Mabel Maxine Bashor, the daughter of Walter Ernest and Mabel Marie (Campbell) Blakslee, was born May 1, 1922 on a farm in Alexandria, South Dakota. Maxine entered eternal rest on January 24, 2016 at the age of ninety-three years, eight months, and twenty-three days.
Maxine attended school in New Market, Iowa, and graduated in 1940. She then taught in rural country schools, including Bushville, which was south of Corning. Maxine was united in marriage to Donald Otis Bashor on May 12, 1944, at the Methodist Parsonage in Clarinda, Iowa. Three children were born to bless this union: Donna, Terry, and Jim.
In 1959, Don and Maxine purchased a farm in Mercer Township. Maxine worked at Hy-Vee and retired after working many years at Okey-Vernon First National Bank. She was a supportive farm wife and devoted mother. Maxine was a long time member of the Corning United Methodist Church and a seventy-five year member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was a former member of the B.P.W.
Maxine’s family meant everything to her. She was very supportive of her children and grandchildren, never missing an event in which they were involved. She would call and sing “Happy Birthday” to each beloved family member. She was, by her very nature, someone who was always thinking of “the other person”. She lived by the golden rule “treat others as you want to be treated”.
Left to cherish Maxine’s memory is her daughter: Donna Haley, Corning, IA; son: Terry (Mary) Bashor, Corning, IA; daughter-in-law: Kim Bashor, Las Cruces, NM; eight grandchildren: DeAnna James; David (Kristi) Haley; Matt (Kim) Bashor; Michelle (Colt) Thompson; Kyle Bashor: Nichole Bashor; Layne Bashor; Drew Bashor; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sister-in-law: Helen (Ben) Herzberg, Creston, IA; two brothers-in-law: Charles Bashor, Clarinda, IA., and Harry Lucas, Moberly, MO; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends, including those at Vintage Park in Lenox, IA, where Maxine lived for most of the past three years.
Preceding Maxine in death were her husband Donald in 1999; Her son; Jim Bashor in December 2015; son-in-law: Dennis Haley in 2014; parents; one brother; two sisters.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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