Gloria Bassett


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Posted Online: Nov. 19, 2012, 8:34 pm
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Gloria L. Bassett, 86, of Davenport, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at her niece's home in Indianapolis, Ind.
Services are 12:30 p.m. on Friday at The Word Church, 1923 5th Avenue, Rock Island. Burial is at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation is one hour before the services at the church. Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline, is in charge of arrangements.
The former Gloria Lee Howard was born Jan. 16, 1926, in Monroe City, Mo., the daughter of Eugene and Josephine Dickerson Howard. She married Clarence Bassett on Oct. 18, 1942, in Davenport. He died Dec. 19, 1992.
She was a domestic worker at Marycrest College, Davenport, for 22 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and listening to music.
Even though Gloria never had children of her own, Starlette and James Rogers took on the role of being her children instead of her niece and nephew, and their kids, NeNee, Sparkle, James and Kwesi, took on the role of being her grandchildren.
Gloria is survived by nieces and nephews, Derrick Hilson, Brandon Rountree, Daladier Casey, Starlette Rogers and her husband James, and Betty Rogers. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and her sister, Helen Thomas.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.














 



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