Mary Jane “Janie” VanHook, 80

Published 12:36 pm Thursday, March 7, 2019

Mary Jane “Janie” VanHook, 80, of Waynesburg, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Jean Waddle Hospice of Lake Cumberland Care Center in Somerset.

Born Monday, November 21, 1938, in Stephensport, Janie was the daughter of the late Phillip Sherman and Dollie Marie Basham Roberts. Her loving husband, whom she married January 4, 1958 and preceded her in death March 8, 2010 was George Edward VanHook, Sr.

Janie worked as a seamstress at Palm Beach and Cowden’s Manufacturing in Stanford for many years. She also was devoted to caring for her husband for over 20 years until his passing. Janie was a member of Eubank Baptist Church, where her and her husband previously served as youth leaders at the church. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening, and canning.

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Janie leaves behind two sons, Pete VanHook (Diana) and Steven VanHook both of Waynesburg; one daughter, Marsha VanHook of Somerset; five great-grandchildren, Abbie Day, Gracie Day, Madison Morgan, Steven VanHook, and Carson Mounce; one brother, William Sherman Roberts of Louisville; two sisters, Georgia Katherine Kennedy of Mount Washington and Barbara Branscum of Eubank; and several nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends who mourn her passing.

In addition to her husband and parents, Janie was preceded in death by three grandsons, Trace VanHook, Dale VanHook, and Josh VanHook; one brother, George Junious Roberts; and one infant sister.

Funeral services were Tuesday, March 5, at Barnett, Demrow & Friend Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Hughes and Bro. Shelby Reynolds officiating the service. Burial followed in White Lily Cemetery in Pulaski County.

Memorial contributions suggested to Eubank Baptist Church Building Fund, 12150 US Hwy 27, Eubank, KY 42567.

The family would like to thank Cumberland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital ICU and Jean Waddle Hospice of Lake Cumberland Care Center for their excellent care of Janie.

Barnett, Demrow & Friend Funeral Home, Waynesburg, was entrusted with Janie’s arrangements.

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