Joetta Bass Calhoun

January 4, 1944August 1, 2019

Joetta Bass Calhoun, 75, of Mt. Washington, passed away August 1, 2019 at Baptist Health Louisville.  She was a graduate of Mount Washington High School, Class of 1962, attended both Western Kentucky University and the University of Louisville, and a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.  She began her career working in the offices of both U.S. Congressman William Natcher and Judge Arson Moore, then retired after many years as regional planner for KIPDA.  Following her retirement, she served her city of Mount Washington as City Council member and then Mayor.  She is survived by her mother, Hazel Travis Bass; two daughters, Donna Passafiume (Jerry) and Toni Calhoun Unser; two brothers, Bill (Suzy) and David (Libby) Bass; one sister, Alice Jean Lucas; six grandchildren, Brian, Craig, Kevin (Amy), Kimberly, Cole, and Addison; three great-grandchildren, Tanner, Xavier, and Sebastian; along with a host of nieces, nephews, and dear friends.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with burial to follow in the Mt. Washington Cemetery.  Friends may visit from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home.  At the family's request, please, in lieu of flowers make donations in Joetta's memory to Downs Syndrome of Louisville.


Our hearts are broken. One beautiful lady, inside and out. You have earned your wings. Fly high and watch over your family. Joe & Judy Schnitterbaum
My condolences and love to Joetta's family. I'm sad to learn of her passing and pray for God to give you all comfort and peace. Much love, Doris Roark Goodman
Thoughts and prayers to your family. Joetta was a beautiful person, inside and out. She always had a smile and time to say hello. She will be greatly missed. Barbara Patton Allgood
My condolences to Joetta's family and her dear friends. Remember riding to all the away basketball games with her parents ( Earl & Hazel Bass) when Joetta was a cheerleader at Mt. Washington High School.A special word of sympathy to Billy & David , my ole Baseball mates in High School.
Dear Toni, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. Thinking of you and wish you strength and courage in the coming days. Kevin & Lynn Husen