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Betty Jo Kennedy, 84, of Crossville, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at her home.
She was born Feb. 18, 1932, in Devonia, TN, daughter of the late Jake Hensley and Maude (White) Hensley. Betty Jo was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her sons, Willard Kennedy Jr. & wife Margaret (Crossville) and Billy Kennedy, Crab Orchard, TN; daughters, Glenis Thomas & husband Gene (WV), Susie Howard & husband Paul (Crossville) and Lois Hawn & husband David, Crab Orchard, TN; step-son, Jim Kennedy, OH; sister, Reba Armes, OH; and brother, Jay Hensley, MD. She is also survived by 26 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Betty Jo was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Kennedy Sr.; sons, Bobby Kennedy, Ricky Kennedy and Johnny Ray Kennedy; daughter, Linda Hawn; brothers, Cleve Hensley, Eddie Hensley and Leroy Hensley; and sisters, Pauline Copenhaver, Vadith Humphrey, Gladys Moore, Evelyn Hensley and Maxie Kanips.
Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at 10 a.m. with Bro. Mike Kerley officiating. Interment in Haley's Grove Cemetery.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on February 16, 2017
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