Patricia Bassett, 80, of Humboldt, passed away November 24, 2014 at Covenant Hospice in Pace, Florida. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Faith United Methodist Church in Humboldt. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Humboldt. Visitation is from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the church. The Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt is handling the arrangements.
Pat is survived by her husband of 64 years, Dean Bassett; her mother, Lela Fay Spoonemore of Lenox; her two daughters, Terry (Paul) Swanson of Pace, FL, and Kayla (Ken Mudd) Bassett of Birmingham, AL; and her three grandchildren, Brett, Arielle, and Tyler Swanson. Her father, Harvey Spoonemore and her sister, Karen McKee, preceded her in death.
Patricia Jean Spoonemore, the daughter of Harvey “Bud” and Lela Fay (Miller) Spoonemore, was born July 8, 1934 at Lenox, Iowa. She was raised at Lenox and received her education there. On October 4, 1950, she was united in marriage to Dean Bassett. The couple made their home at Corning, Iowa where Pat worked for the Corning Schools hot lunch program. In 1965, the family moved to Humboldt. She joined the hot lunch program, becoming the supervisor after Thelma Johnson’s retirement. Pat retired in 1996 after 30 years of service to the Humboldt Community School District.
On December 1, 2013, she and Dean moved to an assisted living community in Pace, Florida to be closer to their daughter.
Mrs. Bassett was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Humboldt. She was well known for her baking, especially pies, cinnamon rolls, and wedding cakes. An accomplished seamstress, Pat made many wedding dresses for area brides including her daughters. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, playing the piano, and took great pleasure in her participation in Community Chorus.