Lucille Adele Bashor

Lucille Adele Bashor, 92, passed away Sunday, March 11th, at Brandon Woods in Lawrence, Kansas. Lucille was born on January 22, 1920, in Seattle, Washington, to Frederick George Hyke and Stella Clarinda Maeche Hyke. During her childhood she lived in Vancouver, BC, Canada; Woodland, Washington; and Worthington, Minnesota. Lucy graduated from high school in Worthington, Minnesota, in 1939 and has maintained her friendships with classmates until her death. Her ambition was to go to college to study nursing or home economics. Instead, during World War II, Lucy wrapped butter in the butter room at the creamery owned by her Father. She met John Leslie Bashor in Worthington on one of his military leaves from the Navy. Following a short courtship, they married in 1942. Once the war was over, they moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where they resided throughout their lives. Lucy was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker for many years. She worked part time at the Plastic Plant in Kansas City, and, for many years, was a server at Indian Hills Country Club, Mission Hills Country Club, Women’s City Club, and occasionally other private clubs. She took great pride in her work and enjoyed the people she met over the years. She loved to sing. She sang in the church choir for many years and belonged to various singing groups; traveling to nursing homes and hospitals. Lucy loved to do handwork, crocheting, sewing, and embroidery; making many beautiful things. She loved to cook and care for her home and family. Lucy was active in AARP and enjoyed attending activities at the Community Center. Lucy loved animals and was a long-time supporter of the Humane Society of Kansas City. She remained in her home, drove, and enjoyed going to activities with friends and family until she was 90 years old. She remained in independent living at Brandon Woods until she was 91. She and her husband, John, were members of Gregory Boulevard Methodist Church and the Grandview United Methodist Church. While in Lawrence, she attended the First United Methodist Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband John of 60 years, her father, mother, stepmother (Nita Hyke), brother Fred Hyke, sister Shirley Taylor and husband Jim, granddaughter Brittany Bashor, and daughter-in-law Mary Bashor. She is survived by her children: a daughter, Bonnie L. Peterson and husband O. P. of Lawrence; a son, Ronald L. Bashor and wife Dena of Butler, Missouri; grandsons Oscar Peterson and wife Lisa of Kansas City, Missouri, Douglas Peterson and wife Roberta of Phoenix, Arizona, Michael Ainsworth of Kansas City, Missouri, Matthew Ainsworth and wife Claudia of Kansas City, Missouri, and Brian Bashor of Phoenix, Arizona; granddaughters, Marcie Costello and husband Steven of Morrison, Colorado, Becky Oetting and husband Derrick of St. Charles, Missouri, and Bethany Bashor (Army, stationed in Afghanistan); great-grandchildren Lucia Costello, Francesca Costello, Hugo Costello, Will Ainsworth, and Bailey Oetting. She is also survived by her brother Ray Hyke and wife Pat, sister-in-law Lorrie Hyke, and other extended family.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2012, at the Grandview United Methodist Church, 12613 Grandview Road, Grandview, Missouri. Reverend Sue Reames will be officiating. The family will receive friends at 1:00 p.m. prior to the service at the Church. Burial will be at the Longview Cemetery, 12700 S. Raytown Road, Kansas City, Missouri. Pallbearers will be Michael Ainsworth, Matthew Ainsworth, Oscar Peterson, Derrick Oetting, Greg Clevenger, and Steven Costello. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association, the Kansas City Humane Society, and the Grandview United Methodist Church. (Arr. Newcomer’s Longview Funeral Home 12700 S. Raytown Rd. Kc. Mo. 816-761-6272)
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