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Norine (Burk) Bassett
November 15, 1928 ~ August 20, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Freda Norine Bassett, 94, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, August 20, 2023 at Cedarhurst of Bethalto.
Born in Wood River in November 15, 1928, she was the daughter of Ben and Freda (Rothe) Burk.
Norine was a 62 year member and past-president of P.E.O. Sisterhood Chapter FC, member and past-president of Wood River Women's Club, member of St. John United Church of Christ in Wood River, was a volunteer at Operation Blessing, and had worked at1st National Bank of Wood River.
On March 28, 1948 in Wood River, she married Merle Bassett, her lifetime true love. He died February 6, 2016.
She will be remembered as a loving and devoted mom, grandma, great grandma, aunt, cousin and friend who always had a smile on her face.
Surviving are three daughters, Laura Bassett (Eric) Friedman, Lynn Bassett (Tommy House), Rene (Tracy) Butler; eight grandchildren, Marina (Lisa) Narloch, Kaleigh (Andrew) Rider, Sasha Bassett (Marshall Ingrassia), Kyle (Val) Bassett, Madison "Gigi" Friedman, Kathryn Butler, Tyler Friedman, Nathaniel Butler; and seven great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Gerald Wayne Bassett; grandson, Jerrad Bassett; and two brothers, Homer Burk and Orval Burk.
The family wishes to thank Absolute Health Care, Cedarhurst Memory Care, Family Hospice, Beverly Pohlman, and Jeannie Burk for their loving care.
Visitation will be from 9 am until time of service at 10:30 am, Saturday, August 26 at St. john United Church of Christ. Pastor John Pawloski will officiate.
Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.
Memorials are suggested to "The Merle and Norine Bassett Scholarship Fund" at East Alton-Wood River Community High School, Operation Blessing, or St. John United Church of Christ.