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We express our sincere condolences to families within our association who have lost a loved one.

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Please use this Obituary Form to alert Headquarters of the death of an individual within the association so that we may inform all members. The completed form may be faxed to 847-236-9968 or emailed to

Leo Basler

Leo C. Basler, Jr. - October 28, 2014

Leo C. "Chipper" Basler Jr., President and Treasurer of Basler Funeral Home, Ste. Genevieve, MO, died on October 28. Mr. Bassler is survived by his wife, Carolyn, Vice President and Secretary of the firm; son, Eric, Manager; and daughter-in-law, Julie, Office Manager. Memorial contributions may be made to Valle Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 255, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670, or Friends of Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital, 800 Ste. Genevieve Drive, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670. Additional information.

Don Boone

Donald R. Boone - October 26, 2014

Donald Ray Boone, owner of Selected Prefered Partner HES Management Consultants, Asheville, NC, died October 26. He is survived by his wife, Laura; daughter, Donna Boone Parsons, also of HES Management Consultants; and granddaughter, Katherine. Memorial contributions may be made to Eblen Charities, 50 Westgate Parkway, Asheville, NC 28806 or to Foster Seventh Day Adventist Church, Community Services Fund, 375 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803. Additional information.

Helen Epley

Helen M. Epley - October 26, 2014

Helen Mangum Epley, mother of Pat Epley, Administrative Assistant for the Selected Independent Funeral Homes Educational Trust, died October 26. Memorials may be made to Hospice of McDowell County, 575 Airport Rd., Marion, NC 28752, or WMU Ladies of West Court Baptist Church, 355 W. Court St., Marion, NC 28752. Additional information.

Marion DeGutis

Marion Gladys B. DeGutis - October 24, 2014

Marion Gladys Burnette DeGutis died October 24. She is survived by her grandson, Co-CEO of Broussard's Mortuary, Beaumont, TX, and Past President of Selected Independent Funeral Homes, Tom Broussard; her daughter, Marie Broussard; and grandchildren, Dale Broussard, David Broussard and Marian Broussard-West. Additional information.

Frank Jilot

Frank W. Jilot - September 21, 2014

Frank W. Jilot, father of Susie Schinkten and father-in-law of Joe Schinkten, President of Ryan Funeral Home, Inc., DePere, WI, died on September 21. Additional information.

Roberta Hatch Bailey

Roberta H. Bailey - September 13, 2014

Roberta Hatch Bailey, Vice President, Secretary and co-owner of Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home, Waco, TX, died on September 13. Mrs. Bailey is survived at the firm by her husband, Arthur William Bailey, co-owner; son, Hatch Bailey, Funeral Director in Charge, President and co-owner; sons, Roy Bailey and Wes Bailey, also co-owners and grandson Baxter Bailey, Funeral Director's Assistant. Additional information and a place to leave condolences can be found at

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