Peggy Basnett Obituary, Death – It is with deep sorrow that we share the news of the passing of Peggy Yvonne Basnett, a cherished resident of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Peggy departed this world on July 7, 2023, at the age of 97, surrounded by her loved ones. While we mourn her loss, we also celebrate the remarkable life she lived. Peggy was the beloved daughter of William Fant and Myrtle Fant (Monroe Basnett). She grew up alongside her brothers, Brooksher Fant and Edison Fant, creating lasting memories and forming bonds that would endure a lifetime.
Throughout her life, Peggy was a devoted mother, grandmother, and friend. She cherished her family above all else and was deeply dedicated to their happiness and well-being. Peggy was preceded in death by her son, Randy Basnett, her granddaughter, Amanda Basnett Kinsey, and her loving parents and brothers. Their memory will forever hold a special place in the hearts of those who knew Peggy. Peggy’s legacy lives on through her children, Cindy Basnett Thurman and Bill Basnett, both of Fort Smith, AR. She was a source of inspiration and strength for her family, always providing unwavering support and love.
Peggy’s grandchildren, Erin Basnett Kennedy (Paul) of Fayetteville, AR, Katie Basnett Siemens (Jacob) of Fayetteville, AR, Chad Thurman (Brandon) of Fayetteville, AR, and Courtney Thurman Hardcastle (Trevor) of Fort Smith, AR, will forever carry her spirit with them. Known for her warm and nurturing nature, Peggy touched the lives of many. She had a knack for making others feel valued and loved, and her kind-heartedness will be fondly remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. In her free time, Peggy enjoyed various hobbies and interests. Whether it was spending time in her garden, pursuing artistic endeavors, or engaging in community activities, she always approached life with enthusiasm and a zest for living.
During this time of loss, let us come together to honor Peggy Yvonne Basnett’s life and the impact she had on each of us. She will be greatly missed, but her spirit and the memories we shared will forever remain in our hearts. To the grieving family, we extend our deepest sympathies and condolences. May you find solace in the love and support of one another and in the cherished memories of Peggy. May her soul find eternal peace. A memorial page has been created to pay tribute to Peggy Yvonne Basnett. We encourage family and friends to share their sympathy messages and stories to commemorate her life.