Joan Kephart

Joan Kephart, 74, died Saturday, May 23, 2020. She passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, May 27) at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola. In honor of Joan, donations can be made to hospice. Cards and flowers may be sent to the funeral home.

Joan was born on Feb. 20, 1946, in Harrodsburg, Ky., to Mabel (Lake) Drury and Milton Drury. Joan was a member of the United Methodist Church and the church’s quilting club. She was also part of the Warren County Corvette Club with her husband. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family and friends. She saw many things around the world and no matter where she was or what she was doing she always presented her best self. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, and one grandchild, Jacob William Harriss.

She is survived by her husband, Ernest Eugene Kephart of New Virginia; daughters; Brenda (Michael) Harriss of DeKalb, Ill., Glenda (John) Davies of Sycamore, Ill., and Amy (Martin) Norris of Truro; siblings, Mary Vodden, Maurice (Joan) Drury, Sandra (Greg) Haraf, and Lisa (Michael) Rourke; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are being handled by Kale Funeral Home, Osceola. Online condolences may be left at

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