Commonwealth Journal


February 19, 2013

Jan Yahnig


Jan Elizabeth Yahnig, age 59, of Monticello, Ky., passed away Feb. 15, 2013 at her residence.
She was born in Somerset, Ky. on Feb. 1, 1954, the daughter of Federick Eldon and Jane Godby Yahnig, both of whom preceded her in death. Jan was a longtime employee of Walmart. She was a member of High Street Baptist Church in Somerset.
She is survived by her son, Jan Mikkel (and Niccole) Jasper and granddaughter, Willow Ireland Jasper, of Dover, Ohio.
 She is also survived by five sisters: Jil Elaine (Kenny) Swearingen, Joy Ella (Arvle) Flynn, Joni Emily (Stephen) Wardlow, Julie Elise (Ted) Adkins, Jody Enger (Donnie) Shadoan; and one brother, Jeffrey Eldon (Tonya) Yahnig.
Other survivors include nieces and nephews: Jared Swearingen, Mikki Flynn, Kristen (Kris) Gibson, Aarika Flynn, Jesika Wilburn, (Aaron Cecil), Jon Douglas Wilburn, Brianna Wardlow, Dustin Adkins, Keaghlan Yahnig, Kayla Lunsford, Jeffrey Isaacs, Kiki (Randy) Brinson, Brandy (Josh) Hatfield, Ann Shadoan, Andy (Courtney) Shadoan, and Sarah Shadoan.
She is also survived by an aunt, Bettie Jo Godby Compton of Somerset; uncles:  Jimmie (Faye) Godby, Lexington, Ky., Vernon Earp, Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Glenn Callahan, Cincinnati, Ohio;, and numerous cousins on both the Yahnig and Godby sides of the family.
Jan's greatest joys in life were her son and daughter-in-law, Mikkel and Niccole, and granddaughter Willow.
Private graveside services will be held at Bradley's Chapel Cemetery at a later date.  
There will be no visitation.
Somerset Undertaking  Co. & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed on line at www.somersetundertaking. com.

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    Viola Keith Nicholas was born Sept. 5, 1921 to the late William and Alice Jones Keith and she departed this life to her eternal home on April 7, 2014, having attained the age of 92 years.
    She was a devoted wife to the late Wesley Nicholas for 50 years. She was a faithful member at Grave Hill Baptist Church where she taught the Ladies Sunday School class for many years. She retired from the Pulaski County Board of Education. After retirement she served as a foster grandparent at Oakwood Training Facility for special needs children. She also volunteered at the Burnside Elementary preschool program, giving her time, talents and love to the 3 and 4 year old children whom she adored.
    Viola is survived by two daughters, Diana (and Austin) Alton, and Tana (and Tom) Chesney; one son, Rex Nicholas; and three brothers, Robert (and Barbara) Keith, Danny (and Ann) Keith, and David (and Ellen) Keith.  
    She was also blessed with many grandchildren and all were special to her.
    Other than her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two sons, Wayne Nicholas and Gale Nicholas; two grandsons, Ricky Alton and Michael Nicholas; a granddaughter, Karen Alton Cogdill; and the following siblings: Alicie Super, Emerine Neeley, Mattie Keith, Maggie Godsey, Bertha Duncan, Clara Helton, Otis Keith, Clora Hardwick, Vergie Keith, Grover Keith, Mertie Yeskie, Lowell Keith, Joyce Sellers, Bill Keith, and Jim Keith; and the following step-siblings: Murphy Owens, Geneva Hill, Louise Fritts, and Reva Jones.
    Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014 at the chapel of the Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Darry Hatfield and Bro. Doyle Worley officiating.
    Burial will follow in the Grave Hill Cemetery.
    The family of Mrs. Viola Keith Nicholas will receive friends at the Pulaski Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to The Grave Hill Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 85, Tateville, Ky. 42558, or Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, Ky. 42503.
    Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements for Mrs. Viola Keith Nicholas.

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