Florence C. Bassler , 90, of Emmitsburg, Maryland, passed from this life on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Gettysburg Hospital Center. She was the wife of the late George Laurence Bassler. Born on July 4, 1930, in Florence, KY, she was the daughter of Raymond Baird and Jennie (Brown) Baird.
She is survived by her children, Jane Russom, Lee Bassler and wife Katie, Roy Bassler and his significant other, Ann, Allen Bassler and wife Tammy and Marie Butler; siblings, Barbara Pierce, Charlene Gray and Charles Baird and his wife Kate; a sister-in-law, Reba Baird. She was very proud to have had 19 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren and counting!!! She will also be remembered by many, many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Alvin Bassler, a brother, James Baird and brothers-in-law, David Pierce and Cissell Gordon and a sister-in-law, Lucy Gordon.
The Family would like to thank St. Joseph's Ascension for the care they provided Mrs. Bassler over the years.
The family will receive friends on Friday, June 11, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Stauffer Funeral Home, 104 East Main Street, Thurmont. A celebration of Florence's life journey will take place on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 11:00 am in the chapel of the Funeral Home, Rev. James Hamrick officiating. Interment will be at Lakeview Memorial Park in Sykesville, MD. Face coverings are optional for attendees.
Memorial donations may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association, WEB PO Box 97075, Washington, DC 20090-7075 or to Catholic Charities, 2050 Ballenger Avenue, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314.
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