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Irene Baskette, CARY, N.C.

Published October 9th, 2013 9:06 pm

Irene Messo Baskette, 89, Cary, NC, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Saturday, October 5, 2013.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Lee Lawrence; her father, Frank Messo; and her husband, James Baskette.
She is survived by her daughter, Elly Tomlinson, of Cary, NC; her granddaughters, Khristi Tomlinson, of Cary, NC, and Julie Newman, of Concord, NC; her grandsons-in-law, Warren Lewis and Gary Newman; and her great-grandchildren, Chase Newman, Ben Lewis and Becca Lewis. She was also survived by two brothers, Richard Messo, of Gig Harbor, Washington, and Don Messo, of Tacoma, Washington; and several nieces and nephews.
Irene was born and grew up in Tacoma, WA, then moved to Limestone, TN, where she lived for 40 years. After the death of her husband, she returned to Tacoma where she resided until 3 years ago when she moved to Cary, NC, to be near her daughter and grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 12, at Fairview Cemetery in Jonesborough, TN, at 11 a.m. with a reception immediately following.
The family will receive visitors at 105 Aisling Ct., Cary, NC, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 13.
Her family would like to extend their warmest thanks to the staff of Western Wake Hospital 2 East and Hospice of Wake County for the wonderful care they provided.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Wake County, Inc., 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Condolences may be sent to the Baskette family online at
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821