B. Joan Bassett, 91, of Shelbyville

B. Joan Bassett, 91, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2024 at Ashford Place.

Born March 17, 1932 in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of Wilbur Gaines and Julia (Bishop) Gaines Reed.

Survivors include a daughter Denise Rogian of New Palestine, and 2 sons.  Also surviving are several grandchildren including Joanna Pike; and several great grandchildren including Alexa, Keidan, & Levi Pike.  She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Garnet "Dale" Gaines, sister Shirley Snowden, and son-in-law Greg Rogian.

Mrs. Bassett was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Morristown High School. She had worked as a unit secretary for Community Hospital,  retiring after 20 years of service. She had also worked for several years as waitress and manager of Frisch's Big Boy in Shelbyville, and was affectionally known to her customers as "Big Red".  She had also been a secretary for Lusk Heating & Air Conditioning.

She was a member of Shelbyville American Legion Auxiliary,  a member of Indianapolis Moose Lodge, and was a member of Shortridge Presbyterian Church.  She was a 4 H Leader for 10 years, and a former farm wife.

Joan enjoyed sewing and crafts, cooking and baking, shopping, attending Mardi Gras with her extended family, and spending time with her family. She was blessed to be a part of her families 4 & 5 generations. Her favorite name was "Nana".

Funeral services will be 1:00pm on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home 437 Amos Road with Rev. David Humphrey officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday morning from 11:00 am until the time of  the service at the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions can be made to Parkinson's Awareness in care of the funeral home.