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  • Obituary: Susan Alldritt Basore

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  • Susan Alldritt Basore, 65, of rural Bentley, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday (Sept. 2, 2012) from cancer. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday (Sept. 7, 2012) at the United Methodist Church in Halstead, with graveside services following at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Bentley. Visitation with family will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 6, 2012) at Kaufman Funeral Home.?Susan was a graduate of East High School in Wichita. She met her husband Richard Basore on a blind date while they both were attending Kansas State University, and they were married on Aug. 24, 1968. She then graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in elementary education. Susan taught fifth grade at Halstead Grade School in Halstead, and she became the first female elected to the districtís board of education, where she served for 12 years, also serving as its president. She was a homemaker and farm wife for several years while on the school board. After returning to WSU and earning a legal assistant degree, she then worked for the law firms of Kahrs Nelson, Hite Fanning and Honeyman, and retired from Wallace Saunders, all of Wichita.?Susan was an artist. She enjoyed collecting and selling antiques, and she was a lifelong fan of Kansas State University sports.?Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Richard; her parents, John and Evelyn Alldritt of Wichita; sister, Jennifer (Larry) Goodgion of Wilmington, N.C.; sister, Celeste (Jim) Lee of Tulsa, Okla.; daughter, Susannah (Mike) McGinn of Sedgwick; daughter, Sarah (Jason) Butell of Olathe; son, Ben Basore of Overland Park; and three grandchildren, Ashton, Kade and Tate McGinn of Sedgwick.?Memorials may be sent to The Learning Center for Health at 505 Main St., Halstead, KS 67056, or online at www.learningcenter.org.
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