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LaVerne M. Basden

Wood River | Saturday, January 9 2021

LaVerne M. Basden, 86, passed away 10:51 am, Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Integrity Healthcare in Wood River.

Born September 11, 1934 in Arlington, KY, she was the daughter of Everett Terry and Alice Ada (Paige) Sinks.

She had been a clerk for Millers Mutual Life in Alton before retiring.

Surviving are two sons, Everett Hicks in Arkansas, Bobby (Christine) Basden of East Alton; two daughters, Mary Bailey of Wood River, Alice (Thom) Gross of Alton; 10 grandchildren, Jeff Kinser, Melanie Smith, Bobby Cox, Rodney Moore, Everett Hicks, Jr., Eric Hicks, Bobby Basden, III, Lacy Robins, Kristen Basden, Haley Basden; several great and great-great grandchildren; brother, Leroy Sinks; and sister, Fran Jeager of Boston, Mass.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Bill and Charles Sinks; and a sister, Cary Fry.

A Celebration of Life Memorial with burial in Short Cemetery will be held at a later date.

Marks Mortuary in Wood River is in charge of arrangements.


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