Jo Ann Keplinger, age 76, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 2:08 a.m. at Hickory Hills Special Care Center in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

Arrangements were under the direction of Gilbert Funeral Home where funeral services were held Saturday, July 13 with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

Jo Ann was born December 10, 1942 to the late Willie Buntin and Beatrice Glover Buntin of Sumner County, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Buntin; a sister, Jean Hudson; and one infant sister.

Jo Ann is survived by her husband, Curtis Keplinger of Franklin; and two nephews, Thomas Buntin of Chicago, Illinois and Bryan Hudson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Jo Ann was a florist and owned her own flower shop, and later worked for D&M Florist and Greenhouse. She was a member of Liberty General Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or to Liberty General Baptist Church of Franklin, Kentucky.

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