On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Ms. Jo Anne Taylor, age 78, of Nancy, Kentucky, was enfolded in the arms of God and exchanged life for eternity at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset.

Jo Anne was born on June 24, 1939, in Somerset, Kentucky. She was the only child of the late Valando and Irene Davidson Taylor.  She earned her degree from Union College and taught Elementary Education in the Pulaski County School System and Oklahoma for several years.  Jo Anne was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Somerset.  She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family, shopping, spending time at the beach and in the sun in Naples, Florida. Jo Anne was an avid U. K. Basketball fan.  Jo Anne was an outgoing, and friendly individual whom will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories her loving and devoted son; John W. Fitzwater, Jr. and his wife Jamie Fitzwater of Nancy, her grandsons; John Walker Fitzwater, III, James Aramini and Joseph Aramini along with a host of other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life, Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 O’clock A. M. on next Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church, 99 South Central Avenue, Somerset, Kentucky.

In Lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, KY, 42501.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Ms. Jo Anne Taylor.