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Willie Jo Kennemer

Funeral service for Mrs. Willie Jo Kennemer, “Jo”, 97, of Quitman, TX, is scheduled for 12:00 PM Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Lowe Funeral Home with Brother Fred Morrow officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service.

Jo Kennemer was born in Oklahoma on July 13, 1921, to the late Louie and Maggie (Folmer) Bullock. She was raised in Wood County and worked 26 years at the Wood County Central Hospital as a respiratory therapy aide. She married Royce Rappe and later married Tom Kennemer.

Jo loved her family and enjoyed cooking, quilting, and dancing. She and Tom would go boot scooting, fishing, and camping.

Jo passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019 in Red Oak.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Louie and Maggie Bullock; husband, Royce Rappe in 1965, Tom Kennemer in 1994; and son, Ken Rappe in 2003.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Linda Newman and husband Steve of Winnsboro, and Kathy Mitchell and husband Dean of Holly Lake Ranch; Mary Rappe, daughter-in-law of Red Oak; grandchildren, Scott Adams, Shane Adams and wife Ruth, Dena Norton and husband Matt, Macy Mitchell and wife Nina, Kim Rappe; and numerous great and great great grandchildren.

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Kim- thank you for sharing "DoDo" with us for so long. She was such a pleasure to have. We love you always.

Jennifer Smith Mar 2 2019 12:00 AM