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Mrs. Josephine “Jo” Owens Kilgore, a resident of Tallassee, Alabama, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2022, at the age of 88.  She was born December 10, 1933, in Tallassee, Alabama to Mr. Wilbur and Mrs. Anna Gertrude Owens. Jo graduated from Tallassee High School and Samford (Howard) University.

Jo married John, the love of her life, February 8, 1959.  They lived in Atlanta GA for over sixty years raising their family and being active members of their church community at Wieuca Road Baptist Church. Words cannot describe the effects Jo had on those she encountered every day. Her love of the Lord exuded in every aspect of her life.

Mrs. Kilgore is survived by her husband of 63 years, Mr. John Kilgore; son, Mike Kilgore (Debbie); daughter, Virginia Henderson (Danny); granddaughter, Diana Romano (Matt); great granddaughter, Bennett Rose Romano along with a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. Wilbur and Mrs. Anna Gertrude Owens; granddaughter, Megan Fiveash and sister, Hazel Dean Owens.

 Memorial services will be held Friday, August 19, 2022, at 11:00AM at Church at Wieuca, 3626 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA, 30326.  A Celebration of Life service will be held August 20, 2022, at 10:30AM at First Baptist Church, 1279 Friendship Road, Tallassee, Alabama, 36078. Arrangements made by Jeffcoat Funeral Home.

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