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Luetta Bassett

September 16, 1931 — August 22, 2022 


Luetta Bassett of North Platte, NE formerly of Arnold, passed away August 22, 2022, at her home in North Platte, NE

Funeral services will be Monday, August 29, 2022, at 10:00 am at the Baptist Church in Arnold, NE with Pastor Irv Jennigs officiating. Interment will follow in the Arnold Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Family. A visitation will take place on Monday, August 29th, 2022, from 8:00 am until service time at the Baptist Church in Arnold. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Arnold are in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.govierbrothers.coms.

      Luetta Ruth (Patton) Bassett was born on September 16th of 1931, to Lester Roy Patton and Martha Elizabeth (Christensen) Patton.

     Her life started in a small two room house five miles north of Arnold, she was the eldest of five children (of Martha and Lester).

     Luetta was involved in several aspects of the operation of Patton Ranch, seven miles north of Arnold. These tasks ranged from milking cows, maintaining the house, canning, cooking for all the hired men, all the way to undoubtedly the most important task, caring for her little brothers. She attended Cedar Grove country school as a child and later started high school in Arnold.

     She was joined in marriage to Dick Bassett on July 24th of 1959 in Kadoka, South Dakota. Dick and Luetta lived in several places, Kearney, Loup City, Grant, Broken Bow, and Arnold. Where Dick taught in the public school system. Luetta served as a teacher's aide in Broken Bow and worked several years at Watson grocery store.

     Luetta loved flowers and her yard was always an excellent example of that. When she saw a beautiful hanging basket she would ooh and ahh. 

     Luetta was one of the kindest women any of us had the pleasure of knowing. She would give to people in need and settle for less than she deserved. 

     Elease and Ted have said and will say time and time again that their mother was one of the best people that they have ever had the pleasure to meet.

     A longtime friend of the family said to her son Ted that Luetta had already secured a special place in heaven just for raising and putting up with him. 

     Luetta was an amazing pie maker; she never went home with any pie left from any potluck. Her family were always excited to see all the wonderful pies. All prepared with love on all the holidays, special occasions, and lots of times in between. She could also make the best gravy, it did not matter what she had to work with, it was always was delicious.. and her fried chicken was actually ‘finger lickin’ good’.

    Luetta was never one to spread gossip or say anything to hurt anyone. She loved her Lord and knew what was right and wrong. She never went to the church just to make an appearance. She attended the services to praise her lord and savior. This praise was never limited to Sundays. It was every day, all day for 365 days a year.

     Luetta’s life was one that was of peace and love. These qualities allowed her to make it through many trials in her life. She never turned her eyes away for her God.

     Luetta was known as Lu to most of her family and friends, she was cherished and loved dearly. Her wisdom and prayers, her love and compassion, her laughter and her look of seriousness will be truly missed. 

      There are many words to describe Luetta but none of them would truly do her justice. The family knows it well, as well as anyone that has truly known her well. 

     It’s said that Luetta never liked being in the spotlight, so just know that she was well and truly loved. 

     Luetta was preceded in death by her husband Dick Bassett son-in-law Robert Kubish, her parents Lester and Martha Patton, her brother James Patton Sister, Trish Heidt, brother- in-law Harry Heidt, Nephew Troy Heidt, Niece Charlene Patton, sister-in-law Ardis Roth, brother-in-law Charlie Roth, sister-in-law Lois Patton.

     She is survived by her son Ted and wife Chris Bassett,  daughter Elease Kubish, and stepson David (Debbie) Bassett, she had many grandchildren; Amber (Tommy) Sheffield, Jonathan Kubish, Gregory (Rachael) Kubish, Zack (Kayleen) Kubish, Graham Kubish, Candise (Eric) Loss, Chase (Heather) Bassett, Carson, Bassett, Christian Bassett, Charlie (Paige) Bassett, Chaton Bassett, Chloe Bassett, Joel (Kelcey) Bassett, Hannah (Jeremy) Alexander, many great grandchildren: Kasen, Olivia, Ella, Avenlee Sheffield,  Lilliana, Jaden, Ava, Jediah, Jonah, Carter, Addie Loss, Remington, Malachi, Molly, Gauge Kubish, Sophie, Jameson Kubish, Baker Bassett, brothers Denny (Janet) Patton and Roger (Cindy) Patton, nephews Paul Patton, Dana (Diana) Patton and family, Sterling (Becky) Heidt and family, Mark (Jan) Patton and family, Brian (Donna) Patton and family, Mike (Sheila) Patton and family, Ron (Leta) Roth and family, nieces Shelly (Brent) Apperson and family, Shirley Heidt, Karen Laws and family, Kathy Colb, sister-in-law Janette (Al) Andrews, Tami (Terry) Hoover and family, Tanda (Tom) Gamble and family, Tracy (Daryl) Bauer and Family.


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