Janet Marie Bassett
12/25/1935 - 11/19/2020
Obituaries For Janet Marie Bassett
Janet Marie Bassett passed away November 19, 2020 at the age of 84. A long-time resident of Sparta, Janet grew up in Rockford, and after graduating Rockford High School married Victor Jud Bassett of Cedar Springs in 1954. Married over 63 years, they raised four children in the home they built together near Sparta. Janet was a long time member of the Sparta United Methodist Church where she directed choirs and provided special music. She was a soloist at many area weddings and memorial services. Janet will be remembered for her beautiful voice, competitive spirit, great cooking, and dedication to her family and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor, and grandsons, James Soules and Brent Bassett. Janet is survived by her children, Jill Marie West of Van Horn TX, Todd (Roxanne) Bassett of Howard City MI, Jane (Michelle Stuart) Bassett of Ann Arbor MI, and Ted (Kristie) Bassett of Sparta MI; Grandchildren, Colton Ashcraft (Huffman, TX), Scott (Nikki) Bassett (Newaygo, MI), Bradley (Amy) Bassett(Cedar Springs, MI), Jacob Puff (Sparta, MI), BreeAnne Bassett, (Cedar Springs, MI), Cameron Bassett(Ann Arbor, MI), Taj Bassett (Ann Arbor, MI), Charlee Pienta (Sparta, MI), and Allie Pienta (Sparta, MI), and five great grandchildren, Kylie, Natalie, Garret, Mason and Ethan. The family is grateful to the many care providers at Meadowlark Retirement Village and Hospice of Michigan who became Janet's extended family as they provided her with comfort and dignity in the last few years of her life. Memorial service anticipated to be held in the spring of 2021, when pandemic restrictions are lifted. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Hospice of Michigan or Sparta United Methodist Church.
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