Charlene Basinger, age 81, of Celina, Texas, passed away February 9, 2013, in Celina. Charlene was born August 20, 1931, in Albany, Mississippi, to Ralph Orley and Helen Mertile (Irland) Fore. She married O. Lee Basinger on December 12, 1950, in Chillicothe, Missouri.
She is survived by her children, David Basinger and wife, Hope of Loveland, Colorado and Pam Zimmerman and husband, John of Austin, Arkansas; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Sue Vet and husband, Maarten of Celina, Texas; one niece and two nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, O. Lee Basinger and son, Larry Basinger.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 13, 2012 at Cottage Hill Cemetery in Celina, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., on Tuesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cottage Hill Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 616, Celina, Texas, 75009.