Patricia Ann Basinger

January 1, 1952 ~ November 4, 2023

Born in: St.Louis, Missouri
Resided in: Bonne Terre, Missouri

Patricia Ann Basinger, 71, of Bonne Terre passed away peacefully Saturday, November 4, 2023, at her home surrounded by her loved ones. Pat was born Tuesday, January 1, 1952 in St. Louis, to the late James and Geraldine (Nease) Roach. Pat attended the First Baptist Church of Bonne Terre.
Pat’s journey started over 40 years ago in mental health where she worked as a counselor for Mineral Area Hospital and continued to become a Delegate for Alcoholics Anonymous. She enjoyed traveling, while reaching out to very large groups educating them on the basics of the 12-step program. Her kind heart and compassion for others showed daily.
In her spare time, she enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, crocheting, and camping in the fall while watching the clouds pass by.
Pat was a spiritual person, loved her family, church family and Jesus.
Pat is survived by her loving husband, Otis Earl Basinger, Jr.; daughters, Christine Basinger-Hartwick and Donna Collier and husband David; five grandchildren, Nick Basinger, Lauren Hartwick, Lydia Collier, Annie Rose Collier, and Bryan Basinger; two great-grandchildren, Ariah and Elijah Basinger, along with a host of church friends and loved ones that knew and loved her. Pat will be dearly missed.
Visitation will be held Saturday, November 11, 2023 from 12:00 P.M. until service time of 1:00 P.M. at the C.Z. Boyer Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. Pastor Alan David and Pastor Harold Williams will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Visitation: Saturday, November 11, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

C.Z. Boyer & Son - Bonne Terre
313 Benham St.
Bonne Terre, Missouri 63628

Funeral Service: Saturday, November 11, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

C.Z. Boyer & Son - Bonne Terre
313 Benham St.
Bonne Terre, Missouri 63628

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Patricia Ann Basinger 's name.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Memories Timeline


  1. Candle 8My name is Paul and i am a friend of Bill W.. I had the priviledge of serving with Pat as a Panel 57 Delegate to the 57th General Service Conference. Would also get to spend time with her at other regional events. once a year we would see Ms Pat at SWRDA in Oklahoma City. She was a trusted servant who believed in singleness of purpose. I’ll miss her, she was truly a great friend. God Bless.

  2. Pat’s family – So sorry to learn of her passing. While I only knew Pat via shared political activities, I knew she was a fine person and learned to appreciate her. May you be blessed and encouraged by many fond memories.

  3. Candle 4You were a warrior. Grateful you went in peace. You touched a lot of people. Prayers for all that will miss you.

  4. I met Pat many, many years ago at a meeting in Bonne Terre. She talked me into going to a silent AA. Women’s retreat. I am forever grateful to her for inviting me. I have continued to go. This year will be #29!! RIP.

  5. Pat was such a good person. She sure helped me get over some humps in my life. I worked with Pat at the Mineral Area program several years ago. Prayers going to Pat’s family and friends. She will be missed.

  6. Candle 5I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother, Chris. I can tell where you got your looks from. my deepest condolences and prayers for your family.

  7. Candle 2My deepest condolences to Pat’s family. I met Pat on retreat many years ago. She was a dear friend whose laughter, sense of humor, compassion and wisdom always brightened my day and lifted my spirits. I will miss her very much. She touched many lives and I’m very grateful she touched mine.

  8. It is a miracle that we have the opportunity to be of service to our God and to others. Thought I did not know Pat personally I did know her as a fellow sufferer. Pat will be missed, yet she lives in our hearts and her smile lights up our minds. In Jesus name I pray that her soul rests in peace.

  9. Candle 2Pat was a wonderful light in my life for many years-both as a friend and a mentor. Pat was the type of person who was always there for you, no matter what. She will be greatly missed by the many people whose lives she touched with her warmth, kindness and great enthusiasm to Carry thr Message of hope. I am sure thaat she is home with the angels now and at peace.

    Laura Vandivort

  10. My husband, Arnold, and I offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Pat on the occasion of her transition to Life after Life. Arnold and I served with Pat at different times and in different ways but came to love and appreciate her dedication to service, her sense of humor, and her strength of purpose. Pat was committed to service and helping others to find life solutions through 12-Step programs. God bless you, Pat, and continued Grace on your journey.

    Peggy Ross

  11. Candle 2You were always a second mother to me.
    You were my second family, and Christine and Donna were always like sisters to me.
    You always said we don’t have wings we can’t change people I carried that with me but now you have yours.
    You will always be loved and hold a special place in my heart.
    Thank you for the child hood memories.
    Love you,
    Judy Boyer

  12. Candle 8Know that you are being lifted up to the Lord in prayer during this difficult time. Praying that as you share and laugh remembering fond memories that your sorrow lessens. There is no greater love than that of a mother for her children. You will miss her but her legacy of lessons will live on. Her physical body has passed but her spirit of love, understanding and hope lives on.

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