Marceline Eleanor Bassett

ATHENS, AL — Marceline Eleanor Bassett, 96, of Athens, Alabama passed away June 14, 2022, at Limestone Health Facility, Athens.

She was born in Oskaloosa, Illinois, the daughter of George Albert and Minnie Louise (Sporleder) Fulfer on August 21, 1925.

She united in marriage with Robert Dale Bassett, on February 13, 1943, in St. Louis, MO.

Mrs. Bassett is survived by a son, Stephen Bassett of Westport, KY; a daughter, Barbara Ash and husband Harold of Athens, AL; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son Gary Basset and wife Bonnie Bassett, one brother, Robert, two half-brothers, and one half-sister.

Mrs. Bassett was a retired homemaker. She also worked for many years as a caregiver. She was a member of the Church of Christ and attended the last few years at Market Street church in Athens. AL.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Saturday, June 25, 2022, in the chapel of Sutherland – Rankin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 97, 310 N. Broadway, Salem, IL 62881 618-548-1234, entrusted with the family’s care. Burial will follow at the Oskaloosa Cemetery.

Visiting hours will be from 11 a.m. until the service hour memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice and will be accepted by the funeral home. Online condolence may be left at