Roxie V. (Layton) Basford

May 02, 1943 ‒ November 17, 2020

Hilliard, Ohio

Roxie V. (Layton) Basford, age 77, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, surrounded by her family.  She was born in Green County, Pennsylvania, on May 2, 1943, to Thomas W. Layton and Harriett R. (Bowmar) Layton, both of whom preceded her in death.

Surviving Roxie, and cherishing her memory, are her husband of 37 years, David Basford; her sons, Richard Carpenter of Reynoldsburg, Edward (Maria) Carpenter of Wildomar, California; her grandchildren, Justin, Branden, Gabriel, Angelica, and Mikael; her brother, Charles (Mary) Layton of Sunbury; her sisters, Nellie Salyer of Delaware and Shirley Johnson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Preceding Roxie in death are her parents; brothers, Bill, Arch, Lee Roy, John, Dale, Perry; her sisters, Mary York, Dorothy Williams, Lillian DeWalt, and Lovell Pyle.

Roxie was a 1961 graduate of Big Walnut High School.  She was an outstanding quilter and made many of them for family and friends over the years.  Roxie was also a charter member of the Sunbury Fraternal Order of Eagles (AERIE) #3614.  She was very much into doing crafts, including stained glass, fairy gardens, and wreaths during the holidays.  Her biggest passion in life was casino gambling – especially video poker.  Most of all, Roxie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Friends may call from 11am-12pm on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home (637 North State Route 61 in Sunbury) where her funeral service will be held beginning at 12pm on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.  Tom Dea’therage (funeral celebrant) will be officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Roxie’s name are suggested to the Alzheimers Association at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Basford Family.  Memories of Roxie and condolences may be made at

  • To my baby sister Roc, I love you and miss you dearly, I miss your daily/nightly calls keeping me up on the happenings back there!! And laughing with you!! My condolences to Dave, who was the best care giver you could have had and to Rick and Ed she was proud of you!! Your not in any pain now I know your in heaven. Tell Mom and Dad and all of our bro & sisters I love them! Test in peace Dear sister💔😇

  • My sincere condolences and prayers to Uncle Dave, Ed, Rick, and her remaining family.
    I Loved Aunt Roxie dearly, and will miss seeing and talking to her at least weekly.
    I loved helping her make fairy gardens and crafts, and anything else she needed.
    To her Sons, and Dave, you all were her world.
    And Dave, she couldn’t have ever had a better caregiver, as I have witnessed more times than I can count.
    And I already miss her terribly.
    Rest In Peace Aunt Roxie

  • My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with Dave and all of the family.
    I am very sorry for your loss, and I send my deepest sympathy.

  • Condolences Dave, Rick (aka Little Rick) and Ed. We are gonna miss Aunt Roc more than you can imagine. I still chuckle when I think about all the times at the VFW, Casino trips to Cincy , the pool parties and just sitting around chatting about family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

  • Miss you already Aunt Roxie. We all grew up together as you watched us when we lived in Ohio and watched over us as we got older from afar. So many great memories…i’m smiling while writing this as they flood through my mind. Will miss the casino visits, football pool talk on xmas eve visiting when we took Mom to see you all and the occassional phone calls to update me on what was happening up north. Condolences to Dave, Little Rick (always a little Rick and big Rick to tell you 2 troublmakers apart 🙂 )and Ed, hang in there guys. I hear her unique laugh now as well. Not sure if her or Uncle Perry was the most unique voices, both were one of a kind. Love ya and miss ya Aunt Roc, tell everyone hi for us!

  • Sending sincere condolences and heartfelt love to the family. Prayers for strength and peace through these days. May you encourage one another by remembering the good and joyous times. You are right Russ, Aunt Roxie had a distinct laugh. And that certain “look” right before she was about to say something ornery – as my Mom would call it. Followed by lots of laughter. Remember the good times. Peace, health, and love all.

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