Harriet Mae Baskerville 1928 - 2009 Lawrence
Funeral services for Harriet Mae Baskerville, 80, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence.
Mrs. Baskerville died Monday, June 22, 2009, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was born July 26, 1928, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of George Lesley and Harriet Alberta Wallace Brown. She lived in Lawrence for many years.
She attended Lawrence Public Schools. She was a homemaker. She worked for Delta Gamma, and she was in charge of the before-and-after-school day care center at the St. John Catholic School during the early 1990s.
Mrs. Baskerville worked in the food service operation at Lawrence High School and worked in private homes. She retired in 1993.
She was a member of Siloam Chapter No. 10 Eastern Star, Heroines of Jericho. She was also a member of Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church. She became known as the “Banana Lady” by delivering bananas to Colonial Manor Nursing Home for many years.
She married Gratheu Hamm. They divorced. She married Marian O. Baskerville on June 4, 1985, in Kansas City, Kan. He died June 9, 1999.
Survivors include a son, Larry Hamm, Lawrence; three daughters, Karen Tyler, Columbus, Ohio, Alicia Reynolds, Lawrence, and Catherine White, Lawrence; a sister, Laura Evelyn Gilyard, Denver; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Michael, and a brother, George Lesley Brown Jr.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
The family suggests memorials to Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church, sent in care of the mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com, subject: Baskerville.