Jo Ann Tharp Underwood

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Jo Ann Tharp Underwood, 77, of Elizabethtown, died Thursday, April 25, 2013, at her residence.

She was a native of LaRue County and a member of Hardin County First Interdenominational Church. She formerly worked at Dollar General Store and Jerry's Restaurant in Elizabethtown. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Edgar Underwood; and her parents, Clyde and Alberta Mather Tharp.

She is survived by a son, Clyde Roark of Rineyville; three daughters, Phyllis (Joe) Neal of Elizabethtown, Paula (Ron) Vanderwege of Hodgenville and Sheila (James) Sherrard of Frankfort; three stepdaughters, Evelyn (James) Foster of Elizabethtown, Patsy (Johnny) Willett of New Haven and Barbara Crews of Michigan; a stepson, David Crews of Michigan; three sisters, Eva McCubbin of Campbellsville and Mary Heath and Otis Y. (Rick) McSwine, all of Elizabethtown; 11 grandchildren, Jody, Shane, Jason and Chris Neal, Clyde Paul and Christina Roark, Jerry, Crystal and Kimberly Ovesen, Lindsey Roark and Kelsey Sherrard; five stepgrandchildren, Pam Brey, Gail Murphy, Jimmy Foster, Eddie Willett and Jessica Head; and 21 great-grandchildren.

The funeral is at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with Brother Leroy Routt officiating. Burial follows in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday and continues at 10 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
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Published in The News-Enterprise on Apr. 28, 2013