Viola J. Bashor (1941 — 2019)

Viola J. Bashor, 78, of Pioneer, passed away Monday morning at Genesis HealthCare Center in Bryan. She was born on June 28, 1941, in Superior Township to Clair C. and Katharine E. (Wallace) Cogswell. Viola graduated from North Central High School in 1960. She married Amos M. Bashor and he preceded her in death.

Viola attended the Pioneer Church of the Nazarene. She worked at Spokes Restaurant in Pioneer for over 10 years, and at Sooz Restaurant for eight years. Viola enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children, David (Pongsri) Loomis of San Antonio, Texas, and Kathryn (Troy) Kirkendall of Pioneer; three grandchildren, Truly (SSG Darryl) Robinson of Fort Drum, New York, Angelia (Scott) Wagner of Pioneer and John (Ashley) Rathke of Montpelier; eight great-grandchildren, Taylor, Donavan, Dierks, Sawyer, Elliott, Huxley, Kyle and Violet; brother, Robert (Fay) Cogswell; and sister, Sue (Loren) Thompson.

Viola was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Amos; and niece, Holly Thompson.

Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2019, at the Thompson Funeral Home in Pioneer. Graveside services will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Floral Grove Cemetery in Pioneer with Pastor Gene McBride to officiate. Memorial contributions may be given to Cancer Assistance of Williams County. Condolences can be left at

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