Jo Ann (Hummingbird) Kinney, a longtime resident of Tahlequah, died Jan. 12, 2018 in Tahlequah at the age of 75. Jo was born in Tahlequah Oct. 9, 1942 to Dick Hummingbird and Flora Elizabeth (McKenzie) Hummingbird. Jo grew up in the Rocky Mountain community near Stilwell, Oklahoma, where she attended Echota Baptist Church. She attended Seneca Indian School in Wyandotte, Oklahoma and Sequoyah High School of Tahlequah, both native American boarding schools, as well as Caves Springs in Bunch, Oklahoma.
She was married to Earl Eugene Kinney in Grandberry, Texas on July 24, 1981. They remained happily married for 36 years.
Jo worked for many years in the garment industry, holding several work titles including industrial fabric cutter and supervisor, she also modeled clothing, and worked as a retail store opener and trainer. Jo retired in May of 2008 at age 66 having worked for 13 faithful years for Cherokee Nation as a Residential Assistant at Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 7 brothers and 4 sisters; a step-son, Timothy Eugene Kinney; and a grandson, Zachary Benton Jones.
She is survived by her husband, Earl of the home; daughters: Dana Hall of Tahlequah, Angela Francis of Henryetta and Alicia Boulanger of Lake Elsinore, Calif.; son, Jackie Francis and wife Jill of Henryetta; step-daughter, Barbara Metivier of Florida; and an ex-husband, Jack Francis of Henryetta; ix grandchildren: Azure Larane Hall of Dallas, Jerrod Franklin Hall of Dallas, Monica Louise Boulanger of Lake Elsinore, Raven Nicole Jones of Henryetta, Hunter Blake Jones of Henryetta, and Jace Boyd Francis of Henryetta; great grandchild, Xander Joel Boulanger of Lake Elsinore; four sisters: Jewell Milsap-Stilwell, Louise Carr, and Lucille Cain, all of Tahlequah, as well as Florine Brooks of Grove; numerous other extended family and many good friends.
Viewing will be held at Integrity Funeral Service in Henryetta Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from noon until 8 p.m. A lunch reception will be held at the Henryetta Civic Center, 115 S. 4th Street in Henryetta Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from noon until 2 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Integrity Chapel in Henryetta with Rev. Jack Vance officiating. Interment will follow immediately at Salem Cemetery under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service of Henryetta.
Pallbearers will be Harry Price, Floyd Price, Brian Swepston, Jackie Francis, Jace Francis, and Hunter Jones. Charles Taylor will be an honorary bearer.