Katherine Marie Bauer Beesley

October 31, 1917February 18, 2011

Katherine M. “Kate” Beesley, 93, of Louisville, went to her Heavenly Home on Friday, February 18, 2011. She was a resident of the Franciscan Home.

Kate loved to dance and have a good time.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; an infant son; and daughter, Pat Hendricks.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary Wilson and Nancy Langford; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from Noon until 8pm on Monday, February 21 at the Arch L. Heady-Cralle Funeral Home at 2428 Frankfort Avenue. A funeral service will be held at Noon on Tuesday, February 22 at the funeral home chapel with interment to follow at Louisville Memorial Gardens West.

Kate will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother. She will be missed by all.

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  • Visitation Monday, February 21, 2011
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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Mike and Sandy Lueken

March 6, 2011

To the family of Miss Kate, especially Nancy you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you so much for including Mom (Betty) in all of your beautiful holiday decorations; and taking care of us when we came into town. It was comforting to know that Miss Kate was there to keep Mom company.

Carol Yeadon (Adcock)

February 24, 2011

I was a neighbor of Ms. B's in the Holiday MHP on Newburg for many years. We stayed in touch until she moved the last. Always smiling, loving her dogs, making candy. Missed her so after I moved to TX.

Kristi Keddy

February 22, 2011

"Miss Kate" was a dear room mate for my mom over the past year. What a sweetheart she was - always saying thank you for the smallest of gestures. Love her determination! She was a woman who knew what she wanted, but was willing to comply when she needed to do what was "best". One of the fondest memories I will hold in my heart is when she wanted to join my sisters and I for Chapel. She sat next to me and I loved the peacefulness that seemed to fill her spirit as we sat there together. So grateful for her friendship towards my mom. Also very grateful to you, Nancy, for the love and kindness you showed my mom (and us). Thank you so much! You all are in my prayers.

Tracy Smith

February 22, 2011

Grandma Kate you were the very definition of kindness. I'm gonna miss the joy you brought to the family. I know you got a straight pass through the pearly gates of heaven. Love you. Gonna miss you and those home made chocolates at Easter and Christmas.

Cindy (Smith) Rickman

February 21, 2011

Grandma Kate,
I love and miss you. I will always remember your smile and the home made candy and treats you made us every Easter. Thank you for your love and kindness. May the angels embrace you forever.

Phyllis Angelo

February 21, 2011

To the family of Mrs. Beesley, especially Nancy. I was informed today of your mother's passing. Your mom was a great roommate at the nursing home with my mom "BJ". I enjoyed caring for your mom while I was visiting mine. You will be in my prayers too. What a year it was for the two of them.