Irene H. (Hendrix) Basey, 88, a resident of Greenfield passed away on Tuesday morning, July 3, 2012, at Hancock Regional Hospital Hospice, Greenfield. She was born on May 6, 1924, in Clay County, N.C. to the late John Philo and Carrie Lee (Carter) Hendrix.
She was a 1942 graduate of Fortville High School, a secretary and teacher’s aide for the Eden Elementary for 13 years. She was a member of the Eden United Methodist Church, Eden Order of the Eastern Star 101, United Methodist Women and the School Secretary Association of Indiana. Irene was an exceptional seamstress who made quilts and was widely recognized for her knitting projects. She also painted and engaged in many other crafts.
She is survived by her daughters, Carolyn (Wayne) Allford of Greenfield, Joanna (Kerry) Kellermeyer of Fla., Linda (Greg) Dunn of Greenfield; grandchildren, Rick (Becky) Allford, Cheryl (Tim) Overman, Beth (Rob) Daffron, Wendy (Eddie) Jordan, Cindy (Jamie) Miller, Mindy Kellermeyer, David (Stephanie) Dunn, Toni (Dan) Carr; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, George Hendrix of Fortville and a nephew.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Carl W. Basey; her parents; and step-father, Leroy Bowers; brother, Jarvis Raye Hendrix; sister, Inez Washburn; grandson, Kevin Alan Kellermeyer; and great-grandson, Jordan Allford.
Visitation will be at Noon until time of service at the church. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Eden United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Eden Cemetery.
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