Kathleen M. Joyce-Bassett
ROANOKE, Va. — Kathleen M. Joyce-Bassett, 59, of Roanoke, Va., passed away at her residence on Feb. 23, 2013, after a prolonged illness.
She was born to the late Dorothy and William Joyce on Jan. 22, 1954, in Oneonta.
Kathy had a lengthy career with the Virginia Department of Corrections; she retired in May 2008. She held the positions of probation and parole officer, ombudsman and warden.
Previously, she was a member and president of the Archeological Society of Virginia.
Kathy is survived by her devoted companion, Jay Blankenship; three sisters, Mary Jane Simpelaar, Dorothy Hurlburt of Oneonta and Nora Clifton of Florida.
Kathy was a kind and gentle spirit who will be sorely missed by all her family and friends.
A memorial service was held in Roanoke, Va.