Doris Jean (Menear) Basnett, 100, of Worthington, WV was called home on Monday, November 9, 2020 at Fairmont Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Fairmont, WV where she had been a resident for almost two years.
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Doris was the last surviving member of her immediate family, born on September 29, 1920, at her childhood home at Bingamon Jct, Rt. 1, Worthington and was blessed to celebrate her 100th birthday with family & friends. She was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Grace Ella (Bell) Menear.
She graduated from Monongah High School Class of 1938 and attended Fairmont State College. She started her career employed by Monongahela Power Company, followed by many years of being a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker before returning to work as the Manager of Hickory Farms at the Middletown Mall.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Roy Basnett, whom she married on December 28, 1940. She was also preceded by her father and mother, four brothers, Frank Menear, Charles Menear Jr., George Menear and William Menear and a sister A. Marguerite (Menear) Thomas, along with several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law along with one daughter-in-law Debra Basnett of Worthington.
Doris is survived by five sons, Thomas (Vivian) Basnett, Lumberport, WV, Dennis (Judith) Basnett, Fairmont, WV, Carlton (Pamela) Basnett, Fairmont, WV, Jac Basnett, Denver, CO and Michael Basnett, Worthington, WV. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Kimberely Basnett, Kerri Basnett, Sherri (Frankie) Stout, Laura (Michael) Shreves, Jason (Teresa) Basnett, Heather Basnett, A. Scott (Erica) Basnett and Todd (Tiffany) Basnett along with 13 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Doris was a past President of the Marion County Democrat Women's Association, member of the Marion County Democrat Executive Committee, was inducted into the WV Federation of Democratic Women Hall of Fame in 1997 and was chosen Marion County Democrat of the Year in 1998.
Doris was an avid reader. She also loved working on family genealogy and was a past president of the Marion County Genealogical Club.
Doris was a lifelong resident of Worthington and participated in a variety of Community clubs and organizations, including the Town Council and the Worthington Citizen Improvement Association. Doris was a member of the Worthington Christian Church, Disciples of Christ.
The family will receive friends at the Perine Funeral Home, 1348 S Pike St., Shinnston, WV on Thursday, November 12, from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM and Friday, November 13, from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM when a celebration of her life will be held with Pastor Clyde Beard presiding. Masks and social distancing will be observed at the funeral home.
Interment will follow in the Enterprise IOOF Cemetery where she will be laid to rest beside her husband Roy Basnett. Online condolences and memories can be shared at www.perinefunerals.com. The Perine Funeral Home is honored to serve the Basnett family.