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Zelma I. Ruple Basden

Zelma I. Ruple Basden of Ste. Genevieve died Friday, August 28, 2020 at Riverview At The Park in Ste. Genevieve, She was 104 years old.

She was born February 26, 1916 in Cape Girardeau.

She is survived by son John (Betty) Ruple of St. Louis, daughter  Dolores Ruple Rose, of Port Lavaca, Texas and step-son Dennis (Catherine) Stainway of Dittmer, Missouri. She is also survived by nine Grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She preceded in death by her father, George Young, her mother,  Rozetta (Smith) Young, first husband John S. Ruple, second husband Joseph F. Basden, son Ronald Ruple, son Derrell Ruple, son-in-law – Robert Rose and brothers Earl Young, Walter Young and Floyd Young.

Services are private.

Burial will be at Crestlawn Cemetery in Ste. Genevieve

Memorials can be made to The Alzheimer’s Association or to Crown Hospice Care.

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