MITCHELL Johnie Marie Clinkscales VanHoy, 58, left her family unexpectedly at her residence on July 7, 2012.
Born November 2, 1953, in Lexington, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Lorin “Doc” and Marie (Cook) Clinkscales.
Johnie had been employed at Contech and also Carpenter Body Works in Mitchell. She graduated from Carroll County High School in Kentucky in 1971. She was a majorette on the baton twirling team. She was an auxiliary member of the American Legion Post No. 250 and a lifetime charter member of the Bedford Boat and Sportsmen’s Club.
Johnie was a great golfer and could beat most men at the sport. She enjoyed fishing, playing piano, reading, crocheting, watching her grandsons play sports, and loved her animals. She was a very detailed, organized lady who took pride in everything she did. She loved to travel with her husband and they truly enjoyed their life together.
She was a devoted, supportive, and wonderful wife, mom, mamaw, and friend who loved those around her unconditionally. Johnie’s life in heaven will cause a lot of void in each of our hearts. There are no words to express how much she will be missed.
She is survived by her loving and wonderful husband of 20 years,
Richard “Rick” Van Hoy of Mitchell
Also left at a loss is her daughter and best friend,
Misty (Brian) Grow of Mitchell
Richard Shea VanHoy of Louisville, Kentucky
Grandchildren who adored her,
Nicolas Hayes, Jayden Hayes, Eric Grow, Alex Grow,
and Abby Grow Foist
Don (Naty) Clinkscales of San Antoino Texas
Judy (Dave) Perry, Dupont, Indiana
Rita (Joe) Schwab, Dupont, Indiana
Marilyn (Gene) Ray, Mitchell
Alice (Kenny) Isom, Mitchell
Bob (Judy) VanHoy, Mitchell
Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 12, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Greg Isom officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society in honor of Johnie VanHoy.