Josephine (Jo) Evans Kinney – Obituary

By  | March 20, 2017 | Filed under: Cullman Funeral Home, Obituaries

Josephine (Jo) Evans Kinney July 17, 1928- March 18, 2017 Josephine Evans Kinney, 88, was a devout Christian. Jo was a devoted wife of 61 years, mother and grandmother, and loved by all who knew her. She had a passion and flare for entertaining and decorating for holidays and special occasions. Jo was a wonderful homemaker and loved to cook, sew and quilt for her family and friends. She was a member and officer of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the 91 Homemakers Club. She loved to laugh and spend time with her family and always put them first. Jo was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas John Kinney, Sr.; her parents, Lewis Cleveland Evans, Sr. and Ethel Pichelmayer Evans; her brothers, Lewis C. Evans, Jr. and Merchon B. Evans; her sister Wiell Evans Day; and her great-granddaughter, Emma Jordan Davis. Survivors include her son, Thomas John (Nadine) Kinney, Jr. of Cullman; daughter, Katherine Kinney (Jim) Kidd of Birmingham; four grandchildren, Christopher (Amanda) Kinney of Richmond, VA, Brandi Davis of Birmingham, Christopher (Katy) Merritt of Westland, MI, and James (Andrea) Kidd, IV of Birmingham; and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers, Daniel Evans, Billy Evans, and Paul Evans; and sisters, Johnnie Carter, Glynda Gorham, and Diana Harris. A special thank you to Shirley Smith who cared for Jo over the past two years, Shirley was not only a trusted friend but also became a part of our family. Visitation will be held at Sacred Heart Church, on March 23, 2017 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. with a rosary following at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, March 24, 2017 at Sacred Heart Church, Father Patrick Egan O.S.B. officiating with private interment in Catholic Cemetery for immediate family. Cullman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be made to VFW Post 2214 of Cullman at 112 Veteran Dr. SW, Cullman, AL 35055. Friends may sign the online guestbook at

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