HOISINGTON — Richard M. Basye, 88, born April 27, 1930, to Richard and Viola (Kempke) Basye in Kanopolis, Kansas.
He was a patient at Clara Barton Hospital when our Heavenly Father decided to receive him on January 24, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Joyce Mae (Mathews) Basye.
He was preceded in death by his mother Viola (Kempke) Basye and father Richard, and mother Velma Basye; two sisters, Roxie and Alyssa Basye; four brothers, and two sisters-in-law, Marvin Basye, Lewis and Roberta Basye, James and Eileen Basye, Del Basye; and brothers-in-law, Dick Condit and Jim Mathews.
Survivors include; brothers, Ronnie and wife Judy Basye, Dennis (DK) Basye, Garland Basye; sisters, Janice and husband Doug Martin, Janet and husband Bob Stephens; and sister-in-law, Ginny Condit.
They had three sons; Steve and wife Vickie Basye of Hoisington, Bruce Basye and Jan McKee of Derby, and Doug and wife Linda Basye of Great Bend.
Eight grandchildren plus their spouses; Sheven and husband John Copp, Stacie and husband Shelby Stone, Katey Basye and Josh Gonzalez, Addie and husband Tane Brown, Amanda Basye, Jordan and wife Brynne Basye, Olivia and husband Daniel Hotujac, and Brett Basye.
Nine great grandchildren; Jacob Basye, Jayme Bradley, Jaicie Bradley, Gentry Stone, Dylan Stone, Liam Stone, Daphne Copp, Brayden Copp, and Elliott Copp.
On April 28, 1950 Richard married Joyce Mae Mathews and they resided in Hoisington their entire life. He was a courier for the Military Army. After the service he worked for Shirer Oil Service, Marlette Homes, Duke Drilling, Big Springs Drilling, and Brower Oil. He had a TV repair shop in Hoisington for three years. After retiring he worked for Town and Country Grocery Store. Throughout his younger years he was a baseball coach for his boys and their friends.
He was a devoted father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He loved his wife and family and in return was loved very much and will be deeply missed. He also loved to fish and watch football on TV and was always ready to go to his sons sporting events.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, with Pastor Sandy Kennedy officiating. Interment in Hoisington Cemetery.
Visitation 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with the family attending from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, January 28, 2019, at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, Kansas.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors Family Support, Hoisington Stray Animal Fund, or any cancer group of your choice (Kans for Kids, etc.), in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home
P.O. Box 146
Hoisington, KS 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune Jan. 27, 2019