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Mrs. Jean M. Bassman Nester, age 90 years, of Alamo, Texas, a former Jefferson City resident, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2010.
Jean was born in Jefferson City, Mo., the daughter of Oscar W. and Eugenia L. Sayles Bassman. She married Alva J. Nester at Central United Church of Christ in Jefferson City and he preceded her in death in 2003 after more than 60 years of marriage. Jean graduated from Jefferson City High School and attended Lincoln University. A self employed entrepreneur, Jean owned and operated a floral shop, a real estate company, and other enterprises. Survivors include: one son and three grandchildren of Alamo, Texas; two sisters, Ruth Scholle and Agnes L. "Beezie" Sullivan and her husband John, both of Jefferson City, Mo.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives all of the Jefferson City area. Mausoleum entombment services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 19, 2010, at the mausoleum of Riverview Cemetery with the Reverend Dr. Stephen Buchholz officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com