Helen "Kathy" Catherine Baskett

November 21, 1949March 17, 2018

Helen "Kathy" Catherine Baskett, 68, born on November 21, 1949, known to everyone as "Kathy," lost her battle with pulmonary disease on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, Hobart and Christena Tudor. Kathy is survived by her husband of 47 years, Robert (Bob). She also leaves two brothers, Larry Tudor (Claudia) and Danny Tudor (Pat), and one sister, Evelyn Al Misnad (Misnad Al Misnad). Bob and Kathy have two children, Rob Baskett and Christina L. Adkins (James) and two grandchildren, James R. and Sidney J. Adkins. Kathy grew up in Denver, Colorado, where she attended George Washington High School, Denver College and met Bob. In 1971, she married the love of her life, Bob. She supported Bob’s pursuit of a career in the Air Force with numerous moves and temporary duties throughout the US. In 1980 Bob and Kathy left active duty to move to Bob's home state of Kentucky. They moved again to New Jersey where Bob continued his flying career. In 1989, they moved one more time to Pewee Valley where they were close to family and Bob’s career. She so loved visiting in Florida which enabled her to spend special times with her daughter and grandchildren. Kathy enjoyed numerous activities. She served as a teen group 4H leader and was a member of the Pewee Valley Women's Club. Kathy was very active at the local and state level of many recovery programs. She volunteered for many years at the Pewee Valley Women’s Correctional Facility with their recovery and counsel program. Kathy loved to travel and enjoyed numerous vacation trips around the world with Bob and their many friends. Kathy was an avid U.K. Basketball fan, and followed the Big Blue Team's every game. One of her many gifts was that she always made others laugh, no matter the situation, and she made everyone feel special and welcome. A visitation with the family will be held on Friday, April 6, from 4 until 8 PM at the Arch L. Heady and Son Funeral Home at 7410 Westport Rd. in Louisville, KY. A Memorial Service, followed by a reception will be held on Saturday, April 7 at 11 AM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to either of Kathy's two favorite charities; The Healing Place, at 1020 W. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202 or the Alzheimer's Association, 6100 Dutchmans Ln., Ste. 401, Louisville, KY 40205.


  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Healing Place


  • Gathering of Friends and Family Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, April 7, 2018

Helen "Kathy" Catherine Baskett

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