Stillwater Valley News
July 19, 1927
John M. Bashore
John M. Bashore, son of Benjamin and Susanna Bashore, was born on the Bashore homestead along the Range Line road, near Covington, on September 17th, 1849 and departed this life July 12, 1927, aged 77 years, 9 months and 26 days.
May 18th, 1871, he was united in marriage with Sarah Jane Moist, with whom he lived happily for more than 56 years. To them were born five children, four sons and one daughter. The four sons preceded him in death. The daughter, Mrs. T. A. Brown resides in Missoula, Mon. There is one granddaughter, Martha, who is now Mrs. Lee Rudy, of Dayton; There are also two great grandchildren, Marguerite Rudy and John Rudy, of Dayton.
Besides his wife and the above mentioned descendents, Mr. Bashore is survived by the following brothers: L. O. Bashore of Pleasant Hill, and Simon Bashore, of Columbus. He was one of a family of six children, his three sisters, Mary Anne or Mrs. Levi Landis, Sarah or Mrs. Wm. Dorman and Susanna Bashore preceded him in death.
He joined the Church of Brethren at Sugar Grove in November 1871 and continued as a faithful member of the church he loved until the day of his passing into his home in the world beyond. Mr. Bashore was farmer by occupation and he lived for thirty years on a farm which he owned in our county.
Early in life he lived for about 2 years in the village of Covington and when he retired from the farm he again moved to Covington, where he has lived for the last 25 years.
He was a public spirited citizen, and served his community in a number of its important activities. For 34 years he was a member of the Fair Board. He also served on the local school board for a period of 18 years. He was road supervisor for 15 years, and a member of the village council for a number of years.
He has been a member of the Order of Red Men for a long time. John, as we familiarly called him, was loved by those who knew him and by his kindly attitude had won an unusually large circle of friends.
Those who had worked for him on the farm in years past became lifelong friends and through all the intervening years it has been his custom to speak of these men as his boys. The attachment was mutual and these so called boys were always glad of every opportunity to show their appreciation of the man they so highly regarded.
Bro. Bashore was a dependable friend and in a summary of his long
life the term "friend" signifies a combination of many of his
outstanding traits of character. His illness covered a period of many months
but he never lost his faith in the Savior whom he believed to be constantly
his one Great Helper. He was patient sufferer and without murmuring at
his fate he turned to God's word for council and aid in meeting the inevitable
trials incident to his affliction. It was real privilege to worship with
these people through these months of illness on the part of our brother.
Stillwater Valley News
July 31, 1927
John M. Bashore
The funeral of John M. Bashore which as previously noted was held in the Church of the Brethren last Tuesday, July 14 at 2 P.M. was attended by a very large number of relatives friends and neighbors.
Among the relatives and out of town friends were the following: Mr. and Mrs. Lee Rudy, John Rudy, Jos. M. Shoe, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cassel, Mrs. Katherine Deeter, Mrs. Lawrence Ridenour, Mrs. Frances Sandimer, Mr. George Dougherty.
Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Bashore, Mrs. Martindale, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rudy, Mrs. Hettie Cassel, Mr. and Mrs. John Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Landis, Mr. and Mrs. William Minnich, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Flory, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Bashore, of Columbus; Mr. Chas. Hill and Miss Sylvia Hill, Mrs. Hillis, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Bashore, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Iddings, Mrs. Ellis Johnson of Troy, Mrs. and Mrs. John Moist, , Mr. Daniel Martin and Mr. Eli Bixler of Gettysburg, Mr. Jacob Martin of Dawn, Mr. John Martin of Versailles, Mr. and Mrs. Derwin Driver, of Arcanum, Mr. Robert Snyder of Cincinnati; Mr. and Mrs. James. Rench and children of Covington. The pall bearers were William Westfall, Calvin Westfall, Eli Flory, Martin Gates and Joseph Rench.
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