OWENSBORO, Ky. - Iona Bassett, 97, of Owensboro, KY passed away on April 15, 2013 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Calhoun, Oklahoma to the late Robert Martin and Blanche Allen.
She grew up in Ohio County and before marriage she worked at General Electric.
Iona was a loving and dedicated homemaker. She also kept books for her husband’s business, Bassett-Watts Heating and Air.
She was a longtime member of Owensboro Church of Christ where she had served as a Sunday School teacher. Iona had a great sense of humor, loved animals (especially her little black cat), never drove a car, was an excellent drawer and seamstress, made a great Chess Pie and enjoyed yard work.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Joseph W. Bassett in 1990; two infant sons; a grandson, Robert Jason Mattingly in 2006; and a sister, Sybil Malone in 1990.
Iona is survived by two daughters, Joy L. Tepner (Ron) of Nashville, TN and Jo Ellen Mattingly of Owensboro, who served as primary caregiver for the last seven years. She is also survived by grandchildren, Joseph Eric Tepner (Laura) of Ft. Worth, TX, Marc Allen Tepner (Elise) of Franklin, TN and Kerri Anne McEntire (David) of Owensboro; great grandchildren, Jacob and Katie McEntire, Mattias Tepner, Zoe Grace Tepner and Cole Tepner.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 20 at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Jimmy Bunch will officiate. Burial will be at Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Friends may visit after 11 AM on Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Owensboro Church of Christ.
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