Rita  Basham

Obituary of Rita Mae Basham

Rita worked as a bookkeeper for many years, including time at Gurney’s Seed and Nursery, Pfieffer Chevrolet and Yankton Rexall Drug, retiring in 1990. She belonged to a craft club, volunteered at the Sacred Heart Church office, and served on the Sacred Heart Funeral Committee. Rita enjoyed baking cookies for her grandchildren, traveling across the United States with her husband and spending time with her family. 

Rita is survived by her son, Bruce (Roxann) of Rapid City, SD;  her three grandchildren, Melissa (Eric) Traub, Kristen Basham and Zachary Basham, all of Rapid City, SD; a sister, Elizabeth (Betti) Jensen of Poteau, OK and a number of nieces and nephews.  

Rita was preceded in death by her husband Paul; her parents; her sisters, Rose Marie Martin and Mary Ann Slotsve, and her brother Jim.

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Friday
16
November

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, November 16, 2018
Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Crematory
601 West 21st Street
Yankton, South Dakota, United States
6056659679
Also for one hour prior to service time at the church on Saturday.
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Friday
16
November

Holy Rosary

6:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, November 16, 2018
Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Crematory
601 West 21st Street
Yankton, South Dakota, United States
6056659679
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Friday
16
November

Vigil Service

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday, November 16, 2018
Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Crematory
601 West 21st Street
Yankton, South Dakota, United States
6056659679
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Saturday
17
November

Funeral Mass

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
509 Capital Street
Yankton, South Dakota, United States
605-665-4585
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Saturday
17
November

At Rest

11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Sacred Heart Cemetery
North Douglas
Yankton, South Dakota, United States
6056653502
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