Christine Basham



Christine “Chrissy” Basham, 54, Belle, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia.

She was born Jan. 1, 1967, in St. Louis, a daughter to Charles “Chuck” and Brenda (Stubblefield) Keating. Chuck preceded her in death and Brenda survives of her home.

Chrissy was a 1985 graduate of Belle High School and received her nursing degree from Lincoln University.

In 1991, she was united in marriage to Garry Basham. He preceded her in death, Jan. 7, 2015.

Chrissy was a Registered Nurse and had been employed as a home health nurse as well as worked at many hospital locations for over 30 years. She retired from the Piney Ridge Center in Waynesville in 2015.

Chrissy enjoyed classic rock music, going to concerts and growing flowers – especially roses. She was a very giving and unselfish lady who put others need before her own. Chrissy was bold and outgoing which is a trait she passed on to her family. Her family was her life. She enjoyed cooking for them and her lasagna was outstanding. Chrissy loved her grandbabies and loved taking them to the movies and spending time with them. She will be missed tremendously by her family and friends.

In addition to her mother, Brenda, Chrissy is survived by two sons, Jordan Basham and wife Lachelle of Belle and Cody Basham and wife Tiffany of Gerald; one daughter, Hailey Basham of Belle; four grandchildren, Jace, Ava, Paislee and Chestyn Basham; two sisters, Courtney Heck and husband Herbie of Belle and Karen Abel and husband Mike of Bland; as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 27, at United Methodist Church in Belle with Kevin Runge officiating. Interment will be in Liberty Cemetery near Belle. Memorial contributions suggested to the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Sassmann’s Chapel of Belle.


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