Basil B. Luff

April 28, 1921 ~ March 12, 2010


Mansfield, Ohio


Sunday, March 14, 2010 from 1:00-2:00 P.M.
at Snyder Funeral Home, Lexington Avenue Chapel, Mansfield, OH


Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 2:00 P.M.
at Snyder Funeral Home, Lexington Avenue Chapel, Mansfield, OH


Oak Grove Memorial Park, Lexington, Ohio

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MANSFIELD: Basil B. Luff, age 88, of Mansfield, passed away Friday morning, March 12, 2010 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following an extended illness.

He was born April 28, 1921 in Winslow, Indiana the son of Clarence and Agnes (Burns) Luff and was graduated from Winslow High School in 1937. Basil also graduated from Indiana University.

On December 28, 1941 Basil married Clara M. Alderson. In the late 1940ís he joined the US Navy, patrolling the United States coast.

Basil worked for 40 years as a research chemist for Tennessee Valley Authority.

While residing in Sheffield, Alabama, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he formerly served as trustee. Basil was a member of American Chemical Society and in 1998 moved to Mansfield.

Basil also dedicated his time to carpentry. He was a skilled wood carver belonging to the Tennessee Valley Woodcarvers. Enjoying the outdoors, Basil often tended to his flower and vegetable gardens. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Basil is survived by his loving wife of 68 years Clara Luff of Mansfield; daughter Janice Proctor of Mansfield; son and daughter-in-law David and Jan Luff of Blountville, TN; five grandchildren and their spouses Amy and Mike Koehn, Brian and Jessica Luff, Matthew Luff, Jennifer and Tim Kasik, Lauren Proctor and her partner Amy Shopkorn; seven great grandchildren; brother Buthyl Luff of Francisco, Indiana, sister Clarice Nau of North Carolina.

Basil was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service celebrating the life of Basil Luff will be held Sunday March 14, 2010 at 2pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral. Entombment will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park. The Rev. James M. Pierce will officiate.

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