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Claudie James Basden

June 29, 1928 — April 29, 2022

Claudie James Basden, 93, passed away Friday, April 29th, at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.
Beloved husband 37 years to the late Mary Frances Basden (nee Pierce) and the late Foy Lou Ruth-Basden (nee Estes) for 24 years; Loving father of Robert Basden, Allan “Ray” (Cheryl) Basden, Joseph Basden, Betsy (Brian) Bedoe, and the late Claudie James Basden, Jr.; Cherished grandfather of Julie Pesich, Jennifer Basden, Jamie Kinsey, Kelly Fischer, Brian Basden, Casey “Max” Basden, Mollie Kyler, Elizabeth “Libby” McArthur and Daniel Bedoe, Great-grandfather of Marlie, Mason, James “JJ”, Aidan, Addison, David “DJ”, Joshua, Lauren, Jordan, Andrew, Ryan, Austin, Gabriella, Paxton, Willow, Evelyn, Ainsley, and Bryce, and Great-Great grandfather of Jeremia, Kayson and Remy; and Fond brother-in-law of Bobbie Sue Basden.
In addition to his son, Claudie was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Phillip and Mittie Mae Baden (nee Trimm); his siblings, Annie Mae (Late Leland) Davis, Esther Basden, John Basden, Clarence (Late Verda) Basden, Juanita Smith, Billy Basden, Mary (Late Harold) Mayes and Sue (Late Jeff) Hardee.
Claudie was an US Army veteran where he earned a Purple Heart for his injuries. He was a devout Christian and was an Ordained Baptist Minister. Prior to coming to Illinois, he preached on cable access television in Fulton, Mississippi for years. He was an avid engine mechanic and could always be found under the hood of a car, bus, or boat engine. He will be greatly missed by his entire family.
Visitation will be Tuesday, May 3rd from 5-8 PM at Skyline Memorial Park Chapel, 24800 S. Governors Hwy., Monee, Illinois. He will be laid to rest near his parents at the Antioch #2 Baptist Church Cemetery in Rienzi, Mississippi. (Interment and Mississippi service arrangements have been entrusted to the McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville, MS. 662-728-9441)
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Claudie’s memory to the Manteno Veterans Home, 1 Veterans Drive, Manteno, IL 60950 would be appreciated. Local arrangements have been entrusted to Midwest Mortuary Service (708) 478-3546.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Skyline Memorial Park Chapel

24800 S Governors Hwy, Monee, IL 60449

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Saturday, May 7, 2022

Antioch #2 Baptist Church Cemetery

, Rienzi, MS 38865

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