He was born July 29, 1924 to James and Lottie Basden.
Mr. Basden was a carpenter and served in the Navy during World War II. He was also a member of Ashland United Methodist Church, liked to work on his car, and loved his dogs.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Joshua Borgmeyer; daughter, Deborah Minton; and son, Mark Basden.
Survivors: daughters, Cassie Borgmeyer (Jerry), St. Joseph, Missouri, Sally Boyd (Jackie), Wingo, Kentucky, and Cindy Lits (Rick), Peoria, Illinois; sons, John Basden, St. Joseph, Missouri and Jamie Basden (Lana), Springfield, Missouri; and eleven grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Graveside Service and Interment: 2:30 P.M. Thursday, Mount Olivet Cemetery. The family suggests memorial gifts to Ashland United Methodist Church.