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February 5, 2014

Chris Bassler

Chris Bassler died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 31, surrounded by those she loved.

She was born Christine Andrea Doner to Jeannete and Herbert Doner on Dec. 8, 1932, in Detroit, and grew up in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. She attended Denison University in Granville, Ohio, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority and met and married her husband, Robert "Bob" Bassler.

They lived their young married life in Newark and Granville. Bob's career took them to Europe for eight years, and Chris fully immersed herself in the cultures of Belgium and England where the family lived. While in Europe, she and the family traveled extensively. She and her husband returned to the U.S. in 1976 to live in Ashtabula, Ohio. Chris and Bob finally settled in Zionsville in 1983, where she lived until 2001. She then moved to Indianapolis.

Chris was a superb cook and entertainer who spent many years cooking grand dinner parties for her family, friends and guests. She attended Cordon Bleu Cooking School in both France and Hungary. She was also very creative and made beautiful floral arrangements and needlepoint.

A member of Psi Iota Xi and the Embroiders Guild, Chris was also active in the Friends of the Library.

She will always be remembered for her quick wit, her love of family and her gracious hospitality. She will be dearly missed by her family.

Surviving are her son, Tod Bassler, and his wife, Dawn, of Indianapolis; daughters, Cary Haber and husband, Christopher, of Kalamazoo, Mich., Kate Gress and husband, John, of Noblesville, and Anne Goldsmith and husband, William, of Zionsville; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; and her older brother, Tom, and his wife, Cary, of Cary, Ill.

Her beloved husband, Robert "Bob" Bassler, preceded her in death.

A private family ceremony will be held prior to calling hours. Calling hours will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

Online condolences may be made at www.flannerbuchanan.com.

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