Stillwater Valley News
July 22, 1929
Aged Resident of Pleasant Hill Dies Suddenly at
6:00 O'clock This Morning
Mrs. Hetty Bashore, aged 88, died this morning at the home of M. R. Myers, with whom she has made her home for a number of years. Death came very suddenly about 6 o'clock.
Mrs. Bashore leaves four daughters, Mrs. Henry Landis, of Pleasant Hill, Mrs. H. C. Whitmer of Covington, Mrs. Ralph Wall of Pleasant Hill and Mrs. Ralph Peoples of Cincinnati, and one of the grandchildren, Gaylord Bashore, whom she reared after the death of his parents. A number of other grandchildren and great grandchildren survive her.
Mrs. Bashore was an active member of the Church of the Brethren and lived closely to her faith, of a sweet disposition and kindly mannered she was loved by all friends and neighbors, who knew her as "Aunt Hetty." Funeral services have not been announced.
Stillwater Valley News
July 29, 1929
Close to Myerstown, Pa. on December 14, 1840, there was born to Benjamin and Catherine Bashore, a daughter, whom they called Hetty. She was the second of three children.
At the age of nine years, with her family and six other families she left Pa. and made the long dangerous trip over the mountains in a wagon train to her new home in Ohio.
The family settled in Darke county and she lived in this vicinity for about twenty years.
She delighted her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren with stories of her Pennsylvania home and adventures on the trail to Ohio. She was a pioneer and this pioneer spirit was with her throughout her life.
On January 9, 1859, she was united in marriage to William Bashore, who preceded her in death by twelve years. To this union was born eight children. Two of the children died in infancy, but five girls and one boy lived to know and appreciate her loving kindness and care.
These children, Catherine Landis, Nettie Whitmer, Sallie Wall, Armina Myers, George Bashore and Mary Peoples were the recipients of her tender love. It can truly be said that she lived unselfishly for her children.
The only son, George, died at the age of twenty-eight, but she bore her grief with firmness and faith in Him whose will is not always understood.
Last year she was again brought to grief when her daughter Mina, with whom she had made her home for several years, was called to rest.
She leaves to mourn her going, four children, nineteen grandchildren, and eighteen great grandchildren.
For several years grandma was unable to get about with ease, so she spent most of her time in her chair sewing quilt blocks and reading. She spent much time reading her Bible, meditating, and always finding something new in her reading which gave her thought.
Early in her married life she became a member of the Church of the Brethren and attended services regularly as long as she was able. She lived by her religion and kept it with her always.
Family, friends and neighbors coming in always found her in her usual place, reading or sewing through the long hours. She always had a cheery smile ready for them, and her eyes had a merry twinkle as she gladly greeted them.
Her life was always quiet and unassuming and she lent a helping hand wherever she went.
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