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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Roy Bassett
Roy C. Bassett, age 85, a resident of Mapleton, Kansas, died Monday, January 8, 2007, at the Mount Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg, Kansas. He was born April 2, 1921, in Emporia, Kansas, the son of Roy C. Bassett, Sr. and Lucille Humphreys Bassett. He graduated from Emporia High School and attended Emporia College. He volunteered as a civilian worker for the Air Force and the Signal Corps during World War II, and was trained in radio and technology in Philadelphia and Baltimore. After the war, he worked as an electronics technician for Ed Marling's in Topeka. He married Helen Troutman on June 29, 1945. She preceded him in death in 1975. He married Geraldine Speck on June 19, 1976. She preceded him in death in 1987. He married Louise Post on February 10, 1990, in Mapleton. Roy was a lifetime member of the Orient Lodge No. 51 Masonic Lodge in Topeka. He was past president of the Ed Marling's Credit Union. He enjoyed amateur ham radio and was past president of the Kaw Valley Amateur Radio Club. He also enjoyed amateur photography. While in Topeka, he was a member of the West Side Baptist Church, and was a former chairman of the board there. He has been a member of the Mapleton Christian Church since 1990. Roy is survived by his wife, Louise; two step sons, Greg Post and wife Sandy, who served as one of Roy's caregivers, Mapleton, and Gary D. Lloyd and wife Bernadine, Topeka; two step daughters, Sherry Post, Garnett, and Deborah Post Potter, also one of Roy's caregivers, and husband William, Pittsburg, Kansas; three nieces, Carolyn Crocker, Kathryn Crocker Zavilla, and Susan Crocker Codding, all of Colorado; four step grandchildren, Alicia Potter Burk of Pittsburg, who served as a caregiver, Gregory Dwayne Post, Kansas City, Brent Lloyd and Brenna Lloyd Rooney, both of Topeka; and two step great-grandchildren, Matt Lloyd and Dalton Rooney. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Mary Ann Crocker, and two step sons, Richard and Lawrence Lloyd. Funeral services for Roy Bassett will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, January 11, 2007, at the Mapleton Christian Church, officiated by Mathew Hamilton. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Topeka, Kansas. The family will receive friends for visitation from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel. There will be a Masonic service at 6:45 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Mapleton Christian Church, or the Tri-Ko Workshop for the Mentally Disabled, or the Angels Among Us Foundation, and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701.