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artist , writer

Jo Karen Kobeck Williams, American artist, writer.

Background

Williams, Jo Karen Kobeck was born on April 10, 1944 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of William Horatio and Ethel Marie (Hendrix) Kobeck.

Education

Certified in drafting, Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College, 1974. Certified in engineering graphics, University Tennessee, 1975. Certified in drafting, Mountain Empire Community College, 1980.

Career

Advertising assistant Rogers, Inc., Florence, Alabama, 1966-1967. Drafter Litton Industries, Pascagoula, Mississippi, 1972-1974. Drafter, illustrator Cities Service Company, Copperhill, Tennessee, 1974-1978.

Design drafter Westmoreland Coal Company, Big Stone Gap, Virginia, 1978-1988. Design drafter, neon designer and illustrator Designs by Jo, East Stone Gap, 1983—1997. Independent consultant Mary Kay Cosmetics, since 2001.

Membership

Member Copper Basin Redevelopment Design Council, 1975-1977. Lecturer Take off Pounds Sensibly, Appalachia, Virginia, 1985-1987, 93-94, Coeburn, Virginia, 1999-2006. Active Friends of Library., Big Stone Gap, 1988.

Board directors H.E.L.P. Center, Big Stone Gap, 1988. President Virginia Family and Community Education, 1991-1998. Election officer District 3, Wise County, 1996, 97.

Member Christian Church.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Photography, wildlife rehabilitation, decorative artist.

Connections

Married J.R. Benson, 1963 (divorced 1974). Children: Pamela Jo Benson Robinson, Anita Marie Benson Bosaw. Married Luther Williams, 2006.

father:
William Horatio Kobeck

mother:
Ethel Marie (Hendrix) Kobeck

spouses:
J.R. Benson

Luther Williams

children:
Pamela Jo Benson Robinson Williams

Anita Marie Benson Bosaw Williams