Violet Minnie (Dellinger) Bashor, age 101, former resident of Mapleton, died Thursday, April 5, 2007, at the Moran Manor Nursing Home in Moran, Kansas. She was born February 19, 1906, in Snohomish, Washington.
Violet married Amos Bashor in 1928 while both were employed by Nabisco in Chicago. The couple moved 2 mile north of Xenia, Kansas in 1942 where they farmed until his death in 1991. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Tabernacle since 1993. Violet was an avid vegetable gardener, grew African violets, loved crossword puzzles, and also loved to quilt and crochet. Survivors include nieces and cousins, Delores (Dellinger) Bishop, Grandview, Missouri, Sandra (Dellinger) McAnulty, Arkansas City, Lee Rudisill, Corvallis, Oregon, Joe Rei, Fort Scott, and Margie Nichols, Joplin, Missouri. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Shirley Dellinger, Milford Dellinger, and Sam Dellinger; and two sisters, Hazel Arnold and Wilma Tannar.
Violet descends from pioneer Mapleton/Blue Mound families including grandparents Mary (Thompson) and Samuel D. Dellinger, Harriet Belle (Davis) and Joseph Casteel, great-grandparents Margaret (Dennis)/ John F. Thompson, Nancy Ann (Young) Casteel and Silas Russell Davis, great-great-grandparents Phoebe (Strong) and Jesse Casteel, and Nancy Ann (Tippie) and John G. Young.
The Rev. Paul Rooks will conduct funeral services at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 7, 2007, in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Mapleton Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P. O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701. Words of sympathy may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.