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Annabell BausellDecember 8, 1921 ~ November 18, 2017 (age 95)
Annabell Lee “Ann” Bausell
Annabell Lee “Ann” Bausell, 95 years old, of Browning, Missouri, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe, Missouri.
Ann was born on December 8, 1921 in Cora, Missouri to Nova and Ola Bell (Straley) Taylor. On December 20, 1941, she married Everett Ray Bausell who preceded her in death on September 7, 2015.
Ann grew up in Sullivan County, graduated from Milan High School and was later married to Everett in Milan by Justice of the Peace McNealy. They lived in Chicago prior to Everett joining the Army in 1942 and serving in WWII. During the war she worked at a torpedo assembly plant installing gyroscopes in the guidance systems. Following the end of the war in 1945 they lived in Chicago for a few years until Everett joined the Air Force and moved to Paxton, Illinois. During Everett’s military service he and Ann lived in a number of Air Force Bases including Newfoundland, Michigan, Rolla, Missouri, San Antonio and Alconbury, England. While Everett was in the Air Force, Ann was an active member of the NCO Wives’ Club, a youth leader in the military base Christian churches, and was a Girl Scout Outdoor Survival Trainer. After Everett retired in 1965, they moved to their home in St. James, Missouri where Ann was actively involved with church activities and community service. Later she and Everett owned and operated the Skelly Station Restaurant in Cuba, Missouri, and Bird’s Nest Lodge in Steelville, Missouri. In 1991 they moved to Browning, Missouri where they lived for 26 years. During this time Ann was very active in the PEO organization, the Garden Club and many church activities. In February 2017 she moved to Indian Hills Care Center in Chillicothe.
Ann will be remembered for her strong leadership within her family and the various organizations that she belonged to; her Christian values and love of the Lord; her great love for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; her wonderful love for God’s nature and His creation of birds, plants and flowers; and her love for entertaining and hospitality. She was dearly loved and admired by her family and friends and will be greatly missed.
Survivors include: a daughter, Patricia A. Lowe of Chillicothe; a son, Richard Bausell and wife Elaine of Chesterfield, Missouri; grandchildren, Brandon Lubbert and wife Pam and their children, Eva and Alaina; Andy Lubbert and wife Amy and their children Grant, Ethan, and Elizabeth; Kiersten Lechleitner and husband Charles and their children Anna and Matthew; Liesel Schlueter and her husband Kraig and daughter Kora; Jennifer Mueller and husband Donnie and their children, Jacob, Ava, and Stella; Heather Bausell; Eric Bausell and wife Laure Lee and their children Cole, Marjorie, Adelaide, and Lucilia; a sister, Betty Taylor of Grinnell, Iowa; a brother, Everett Taylor of Davenport, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Everett; three sisters, Augusta Pierce, Gladys Reid, and Elsie Durr; and two brothers, Earl Taylor and Waylon Taylor.
Funeral services for Ann will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Schoene-Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Milan. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Southeast of Milan. A visitation is scheduled for 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday evening, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Mt. Zion Cemetery.