Joanne Bennett, 76, of Greenbrier, Tenn., died Sept. 16, 2013 at Signature Healthcare in Nashville, Tenn.
Joanne was born Dec. 28, 1936, in Taylorsville, the youngest of 13 children to Edward Raymond and Hallie Lilly Bennett.
Joanne was preceded in death by her infant son James Scott McCloskey; her parents; her brothers, James Edward Bennett, Charles Warren Bennett, William Bland Bennett, Joseph Patrick Bennett; and her sisters Anna Ray Bennett Hurst, Katherine Joe "Kass" Bennett Winkler.
She is survived by brothers, John Lilly "Jack" Bennett, Robert "Bobby" Clark Bennett and sisters Mary Jeanne Bennett Theobald, Rita Carol Bennett, Helen Bennett Downs, and Elizabeth "Bettye" Arden Bennett Tharp; five children from her marriage to Lt. Col. (retired) William Bernard McCloskey, Jr.; William Bernard McCloskey, III, (Linda) of Bardstown, Candice Lynn Hays (Carter) of Nashville, Tenn., Bryce Lasagna McCloskey, (Michelle), of Liberty, Mo., Lance Alfalfa McCloskey, (Jeanine) of Milton, Fla., and Sgt. First Class Colleen Lee McCloskey, of Eagle River, Ark.
Joanne opted not to have a ceremony or burial service and donated her body to Vanderbilt University.