Sadie Ellen Kepley

Sadie Ellen Kepley, age 80, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 4:32 p.m. at home.

Arrangements were under the direction of Gilbert Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Life service was held Saturday, June 6 at Franklin First United Methodist Church. She was laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Sadie was born on March 1, 1940 at home in the Sengtown community of Sumner County, Tennessee to the late Evan Hill and the late Cordie Brown Hill. She is preceded in death by two brothers, Roscoe Hill and Charles Hill.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Willard Moore Kepley; two children, Ricky M. Kepley (Amy) of Franklin and Donna Kepley of Austin, Texas; five grandchildren, Derrick Kepley (Penny), Kyle Kepley (Megan), Kameron Kepley, Kolten Kepley, Kendrick Kepley; seven great grandchildren, Hannah Kepley, Derrin Kepley, Kaylee Kepley, Maddox Kepley, Juniper Kepley, Kaylee Barrow, Emmit Hampton; one brother, Donald Hill of Gallatin, Tennessee; and one sister, Linda Fleming of Portland, Tennessee.

Sadie and her husband, Willard, ran the Franklin-Simpson Livestock for 35 years. She worked in the office every day, welcoming and getting to know the community of cattle and hog farmers, and also managed the Stockyard Café for many years.

After retiring in 2012, she enjoyed cooking and visiting with her family and friends. She was a member of Franklin First United Methodist Church in Franklin.

Online condolences may be made at and complete obituary may be read and shared on the Facebook page, Gilbert Funeral Home of Franklin, KY.