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Jo (Harris) Wilkinson

January 1, 1947 ~ June 24, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old


Jo Harris Wilkinson, of Liberty, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2023, at the Casey County Hospital. She was 76.

Born January 1, 1947, in Logan Co., KY, she was a daughter of the late John and Mae Whitson Harris. Jo retired after 29 years as a teacher for Casey County High School. She was an active member of First Christian Church. Jo graduated in 1965 from Lewisburg High School and in 1969 from Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in education. She also later obtained her Rank II from Eastern Kentucky University.

Survivors include her son, Jay Wilkinson (and Carla Wilcher); daughter, Karri Beth (and Lawrence) Marinelli; grandsons, Jayson (and Melyssa) Wilkinson and Austin (and Jessica) Ross; great-granddaughter, Madelynn Wilkinson; and sister, Alicia Ann Harper.

Jo was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James M. “J.O.” Wilkinson, who passed away on May 20, 2012; and her sister, Mary Emma Anderson.

Funeral services will be at 11:00AM Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at First Christian Church with Bro. Bob Mallory officiating. Burial will follow in the Brush Creek Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6-9PM on Monday, June 26, 2023, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home and Tuesday from 9-11AM at First Christian Church.

Pallbearers will be Jay Wilkinson, Jayson Wilkinson, Lawrence Marinelli, David Cundiff, Danny Jeffries, and Jim Coffey.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Casey County Toys for Kids, c/o Karen Atwood, PO Box 10, Liberty, KY 42539 or to Casey County Retired Teachers Association, c/o Martha McDonald, 888 Prather Drive, Nancy, KY 42544.

Arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with online guestbook available at

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June 26, 2023

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
McKinney-Brown Funeral Home
752 Campbellsville Street Post Office Box 188
Liberty, KY 42539

June 27, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Christian Church of Liberty, KY
323 Middleburg Street
Liberty, KY 42539

Funeral Service
June 27, 2023

11:00 AM
First Christian Church of Liberty, KY
323 Middleburg Street
Liberty, KY 42539


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