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Johnie Marie VanHoyPassing: July 7, 2012


Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday,Jul.12,2012, 10:00 am


Chastain Funeral Home

Wednesday,Jul.11,2012, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday,Jul.12,2012, 09:00 am - 10:00 am


Mitchell Cemetery


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.

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29 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Tim & Susette Stancombe | Bedford, IN
    Date: July 31, 2012
    Rick,Misty,Grandchildren&Family- We are sorry to hear about the loss of Johnnie. She was truly a beautiful person inside and out. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and with prayers to Ronnie & Brenda Dorsett, who are dear friends and as well as family. May the Lord be with you all and hold on to all your memories. God Bless.
  2. Guest: Applacres, Inc. | Bedford, IN
    Date: July 13, 2012
    We were very sadden to hear of Johnie's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Dave Byers and Applacres Employees
  3. Guest: Jennie and Cathy-Propex | Chattanooga, TN
    Date: July 12, 2012
    Jennie and Cathy from Propex will miss helping Johnnie in her quest to help her customers. She was always a joy to talk to even when she didn't like our answers. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
  4. Guest: Lisa Jakub | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 11, 2012
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I always loved seeing Johnnie at the American Legion, with her wonderful smile! She will be truly missed by all. May God hold and comfort you all in your time of need.
  5. Guest: Vickie Rodgers Edwards | Carrollton, KY
    Date: July 11, 2012
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnie was a wonderful person.
    Date: July 11, 2012
    I have such fond memories of all the band trips we took together.. Fun times and Johnie helped to make them...
  7. Guest: Joe Callahan | Flemingsburg, KY
    Date: July 11, 2012
    To all of Johnie's family: I had the privilege to work with Johnie through her position at Contech. She was always so friendly, efficient and professional. Seems like every time I'd speak to her the kindness she showed would stick with me long after. I'll truly miss her and I know that you will too. Just remember that each moment that passes gets you that much closer to seeing her again. I'll be praying for you all.
  8. Guest: Gary & Kathy Grow | Williams, IN
    Date: July 11, 2012
    Rick,Misty,Brian & family; We are so sorry for your loss! Johnie was such a sweet and precious lady! Her smile would light up the room when she walked in. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your. Gary & Kathy Grow
  9. Guest: Joanna Jervis | Prestonsburg, KY
    Date: July 11, 2012
    Prayers to all the family and friends. I got to know Johnie through work Drains Unlimited, Inc. Such a sad loss. Deepest Sympathy!
  10. Guest: Pam Deckard | Bloomington, IN
    Date: July 11, 2012
    Rick, Misty and Family: I was so sad to hear about Johnie's passing. I worked with her years ago at Contech, and I know she dearly loved you all. --Pam and Steve Deckard
  11. Guest: Lynn Johnson | Bedford, IN
    Date: July 11, 2012
    So sad. I loved my friend.
  12. Guest: Rhonda Nichols | Boston, KY
    Date: July 11, 2012
    VanHoy Family, I want to express my deepest sympathy to your family. I never actually met Johnie, I only knew her through her job at Contech, she was our contact person. She was such a positive, upbeat person every time that I spoke with her. Her kindness and caring were expressed in her words, she would always go the extra mile to ensure that everything was taken care of. I know that we will miss her tremendously and that her passing has left a void in each of your hearts. Remembering your family in my prayers.
  13. Guest: Shelley (Johnson) Wigley | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 11, 2012
    Misty & family: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Johnie at Regal-Beloit and she was a sweet, caring lady! Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
  14. Guest: Mike & Suzie Leatherman | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 11, 2012
    We knew Johnie when she worked at Regal Beloit. She was always friendly and willing to help in any way possible. She will be miss by all that knew her. Cherish all the wonderful memories and great times. Know she will always be looking down upon you and smiling.
  15. Guest: Jerry & Janis Alexander | Bedford, IN
    Date: July 11, 2012
    Johnie will be missed by several.She touched the hearts of so many people,just as she did ours.Have many memories of her, mostly the old Moose days, but several others,too. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Rick,Mistie and the rest of the family. Janis & Jerry Alexander
  16. Guest: Rexanna Proffitt | Tompkinsville, KY
    Date: July 10, 2012
    I'm sorry for the loss of Johnie. She was always going above and beyond to help me with the Hagan and Stone account with Contech. She will be missed.
  17. Guest: Judy & Jerry Stevens | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 10, 2012
    To All of Johnie's family -- please know you are in our thoughts & prayers. Such a shock to everyone and she will be so missed.. But you are left with so many wonderful memories to hang on to.. May you have the peace that passeth understanding..
  18. Guest: karen wessell | bedford, IN
    Date: July 10, 2012
    am sorry for your loss from karen wessell daine and lannie staggs
  19. Guest: Sherry Lindsay | worthville, KY
    Date: July 10, 2012
    Bill and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of Johnie. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. With Deepest sympathy, Bill and Sherry Lindsay
  20. Guest: Stephaney Dixon Washington | Eaton, OH
    Date: July 10, 2012
    Misty & Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope that precious memories will help fill the void left in your heart. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
  21. Guest: Kelly & Greta Glotzbach | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 9, 2012
    So sorry for your loss. Johnie will be greatly missed. We so enjoyed playing golf with both of you.
  22. Guest: Lori Ferguson | Carmel, IN
    Date: July 9, 2012
    I worked with Johnie at Contech for about 18 months. She was always willing to help others and was such a kind heart. I am so sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed.
  23. Guest: Dawnica Burton | Newberry, MI
    Date: July 9, 2012
    Johnie has been present in my life as long as I can remember. I have many childhood memories of Johnie and Misty at Christmas, water fights in the summer, and simply spending time with her. I love you Johnie and will miss you so much!
  24. Guest: Jan Terry Grow | Fairview, TN
    Date: July 9, 2012
    Misty..I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing our moms is one of the hardest things we have to endure. God's peace and strength to you & your family. You have a lot of friends & family to lean on, so use them--their offers of love & support are there for you. My most sincere sympathy-----Jan Grow
  25. Guest: Anna Alexander (Triplett) | Ashland, KY
    Date: July 9, 2012
    So So sorry to hear about the passing of Johnnie. She was a good friend and she will be sorely missed. Deepest sympathy to the family. Anna
  26. Guest: Melanie Cook Satchwell | Carrollton, KY
    Date: July 9, 2012
    Knew Johnie and family from school years and growing up in Carroll County. What a shock. My heart goes out to you all that loved and will miss her.
  27. Guest: Peggy Welch | Indianapolis, IN
    Date: July 9, 2012
    I worked with Johnnie at Contech for several years and even though I am retired, we still kept in touch on a regular basis. I was shocked and so very, very sad to get this message. Our prayers and thoughts are with family and friends at this very sad time. May she rest in peace. God be with you all.
  28. Guest: Amy Parker | mitchell, IN
    Date: July 9, 2012
    Dear Rick, Misty and families, So sorry to hear of Johnie's passing. I met your mother over 30 years ago and I always cherished her friendship. I will miss her open and honest personality, her smile and sparkling eyes but I know they live on in the memories of her family and friends.
  29. Guest: Carolyn Jones | Carrollton, KY
    Date: July 9, 2012
    Dear Rick, Misty and Family, I am so very sorry for your lost. She was a very dear old friend of mine. We were Majorettes together in high school and remained good friends there after. Heaven has received a wonderful soul. Much love to you all!