Jo Ann Wilkey, 67, of Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.
She had lived in Seattle, Wash., before moving to Elizabethton in 1995. She was the daughter of the late John Douglas and Betty Hirschell Cousens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Donna Klinger and Betty Graham.
Ms. Wilkey was a homemaker and a graduate of Bothell High School, Bothell, Wash.
Survivors include two daughters, Kim Holt and Kathy Jarrett, both of Elizabethton; one son, Chris J. Wilkey, Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Steven Wilkey, Amber Holt and Bryan Holt; four sisters, Sharon Zambrano, Lee Gilbertson and Debbie Klinger, all of Washington, and Beverly Hanson of Oregon; and two brothers, Gary Cousens and Larry Cousens, both of Washington. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A memorial service for Ms. Wilkey will be held at a later date. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 2335 Knob Creek Road, Suite 101, Johnson City, TN 37604; or to ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128-6804. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax to (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Wilkey family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.