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Donna Jean Basley

July 19, 1942 ~ February 21, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Donna Basley Obituary

Basley, Donna

Pinckney, Michigan

Her Legacy… Donna Jean Basley, 81, passed away on February 21, 2024. She was born on July 19, 1942, in Elkhart, Indiana, to Charles and Anna (Kalman) Slack. Donna married the love of her life, John Basley, on June 01, 1963, in Elkhart, Indiana. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Donna attended every dance recital, sporting event, and birthday party to love and support her family. She was passionate about teaching, completing her degree at the University of Michigan. Donna then dedicated 23 years of her professional career to the Taylor School District, where she significantly contributed to the development of her students and fellow staff. Donna also enjoyed camping as a member of the Wandering Whales, a local camping and adventuring group. Above all, her faith was of utmost importance to her. Donna was deeply loved by her family and will be greatly missed.

Her Family… Donna will be missed by her loving spouse, John Basley; her children, Clifton (Becky) Basley, John (Janice) Basley Jr, Kathy (Craig) Chesney, Melissa (Martin) Toth; brother, Ray Slack; grandchildren Alison (David) Haas, Jack Basley, Austin ( Chelsea) Basley, Devin Basley, Jillian Chesney, Luc Chesney, Martin Toth; great-grandchildren, Catherine Haas, David Hass; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her loving parents, Charles and Anna Slack, and sisters, Barbara McIntire and Marjorie Christie.

Her Farewell… Donna’s family and friends will be gathering privately at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to the family for future designation. Please leave a message of comfort for Donna’s family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign her guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.

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