Patricia Heady Spalding

December 13, 1959 ~ July 9, 2020 (age 60)


Patricia Heady Spalding, 60, of Bardstown, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at her home surrounded by family.  She was born December 13, 1959 in Cox’s Creek, as the twelfth of thirteen Spalding children, a graduate of Bardstown High School and resided in Bardstown most of her life but more recently lived in Lexington with two sisters.  Heady was a joyful, loving and precious person, known as the heartbeat of her family.  Heady had a way of melting the hearts of anyone she met.  She was the biggest Kentucky Basketball fan, enjoyed country music, painting, drawing, and great food.  She is the Spalding family reigning Kentucky Derby Day Queen and Miss America.   


She is proceeded in death by her parents, Arthur “Leo” and Francis Spalding, two brothers Charles Stephen and Arthur Bryan Spalding; and sister, Mary Emogene Spalding.


She is survived by sisters Mary Polly Johnson, Elizabeth M. Spalding, Martha F. Simon, Margaret A. Hardin, Deborah L. (Ben) Roberts; brothers Phillip (Martha) Spalding, Mark (Marty) Spalding, Edward (Judy) Spalding, and Gary (Linda) Spalding.


Her Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am Tuesday July 14, 2020 at Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral, with burial in St. Gregory Cemetery.  Rev. Minh Vu will officiate.  Visitation will be 4 – 8 pm Monday July 13 and 9 – 10:15 am Tuesday July 14 at Barlow Funeral Home.  A prayer service will be held Monday evening.


Memorial contributions may go to Guthrie Opportunity Center, 900 Nutter Drive, Bardstown, KY 40004, or Latitude Arts Lexington, 740 National Ave. # 180, Lexington, KY 40502.

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July 13, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Barlow Funeral Home
2675 E. John Rowan Blvd.
Bardstown, KY 40004

Funeral Mass
July 14, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Proto - Cathedral (St. Gregory Cemetery)

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