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Barbara Irene Bascom

January 23, 1934 November 8, 2018
Barbara Irene Bascom
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Obituary for Barbara Irene Bascom

Barbara Irene Bascom, 84, daughter of Frederick S. & Beulah L. (Stillson) Whitman, was born January 23, 1934 in Guthrie County, Iowa. She passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Guthrie County Hospital, Guthrie Center, Iowa.
Barbara graduated from Panora High School in 1951. On November 10, 1951, she married Benjamin Bascom in Des Moines. They lived in Panora for two years before moving to the farm southwest of Panora where she made her home up until a couple of years ago when she moved into Panora. Barbara received her Associate Degree in Nursing in 1980. She worked as a nurse for Craft Care Center in Panora for 1 ½ years and then the Woodward State Hospital for 2-3 years. She returned to keeping the books for her husband’s trucking business.
Barbara was an award winning quilter. She made a quilt every year for each of her children for 15+ years. She then made a quilt for the birth of each grandchild, each high school graduation, each marriage, and finally for the birth of each great-grandchild. She also enjoyed gardening, writing letters, playing the piano, and taking care of her cats and granddogs.
She was a member of the Guthrie Center Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
Barbara is survived by her sons, Steven (Glenda) Bascom of Guthrie Center; Richard (Diane) Bascom of Elkhart; and Ben (Sharon) Bascom, Jr. of Waukee; daughter, Susan (Anthony) Schlinsog of Tampa, FL; 9 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ben Sr., son Lawrence, sisters Ruth Bryan, Phyllis Wright, & Yvonne Brandt, and brother Roger Whitman.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the Twigg Funeral Home, Panora. Burial will be in the Brethren Cemetery, Panora. Visitation will be Monday, November 12, 2018 from 5-7 P.M. at the funeral home.


Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

12

Nov

5:00 PM 11/12/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/12/2018 7:00:00 PM
Twigg Funeral Home - Panora

219 E. Main
Panora, IA 50216

Twigg Funeral Home - Panora
219 E. Main Panora 50216 IA
United States

Funeral Service

Tuesday

13

Nov

10:30 AM 11/13/2018 10:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/13/2018 11:00:00 AM
Twigg Funeral Home - Panora

219 E. Main
Panora, IA 50216

Twigg Funeral Home - Panora
219 E. Main Panora 50216 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Brethren Cemetery Final Resting Place

Panora, IA

Panora IA
United States
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