Graveside services for Ettie Lou Baskett, a Clarita resident, were held Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Moore Cemetery in Clarita, OK with Pastor Lyle Shipley officiating. Brown’s Funeral Service of Coalgate was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Baskett was born September 28, 1921 to Julius and Lily (Davidson) Lawrence at Olney, OK and passed away June 16, 2020 at Coalgate, OK at the age of 98 years, 8 months and 19 days. She graduated from Olney High School and married W. M. Baskett. They spent 72 loving years together before his passing in 2012. During WWII Ettie worked in the shipping yard in Long Beach, California. She retired from Blue Bell/Wrangler after working there for 28 years. Ettie’s job that she got the greatest pleasure out of was being a homemaker to her husband W. M. and her children. Ettie was a member of the Clarita Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, her flower gardens, and crocheting, but her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty Lou Ward of Coalgate; sons, William Larry Baskett and wife Jean of Moore, OK and Kenneth Ray Baskett and wife Bernice of Sapulpa, OK; six grandchildren, Lisa Hall, Brian Ward, Amy Greer, Mindy Fox, Jason Baskett, and Shelley Lee; numerous great-grandchildren; along with many other dearly loved family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; siblings, Jack Lawrence, Virginia Morrison, Rex Lawrence, Vivian Simmons, Mergie Kent, Wayne Lawrence, Johnnie Patterson, Julius “Skeet” Lawrence and Melba Oliver; and son-in-law, Burney Ward.
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