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Jo Ann Kell, 60
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Jo Ann Kell, 60, a Sparkmantown community resident and Spencer native, was born Dec. 13, 1958 and passed away June 12 at NHC Healthcare of Cookeville following an extended illness.

She was a secretary for Van Buren County Soil Conservation, a member of the Baptist Church and daughter of the late Leland and Rebecca Sparkman Kell. Ms. Kell was a 1977 Van Buren County High School graduate and attended Motlow School of Business.

Survivors include brother and sister-in-law David and Rose Kell of the Sparkmantown community, aunts Grace Kell of Rock Island and Reda Kell of McMinnville, several cousins, and special friends Kriste Dibrell of Sparta and Amy Rice of Doyle.

Funeral service will be 12 p.m. Friday, June 14, at High’s Chapel with Chris Binkley to officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery with Terry Crain to officiate. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday at High’s. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 14, 2019