Cunningham Apr. 06, 1948 | Jan. 15, 2022
Cunningham | Apr. 06, 1948 | Jan. 15, 2022
Janice Ann Willis, 73, of Cunningham, Kentucky, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, January 15, 2022.
Ms. Willis was of the Baptist faith.  She was a CNA, beautician, homemaker and eventually retiring as head of housekeeping from Gaither Suites.  Her greatest achievement in life was being a simply amazing mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. But most of all she was the family matriarch.
Janice is survived by her two daughters, Carissa Viniard (Billy) of Cunningham, and Jennifer Gish (Jason) of Paducah; a son, Lester J. Willis (Haidy) of Katy, Texas; seven grandchildren, Kyle Walters (Whitney), Tyler Viniard (Kara), Cody Vinaird (Audrey), Brennen Culp, Brady Gish, Jacob Willis and Lily Willis; six great-grandchildren, Brycson Walters, Kyleigh Walters, McKenlee Walters, Ainsley, Alaina and Addison Viniard; two sisters, Margie Baker of Norman, Oklahoma and Diane Watts (Bob) of Bakersfield, California; a brother, Greg Naten of Bakersfield, Califorinia; a sister-in-law, Debbi Naten of Richmond, Texas; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, David Naten.  Her parents were Harvey Eugen Naten and Carmen Betty Kapp Naten.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Paducah with Chaplain Julie McClure officiating.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 am until the service hour of 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Paducah.
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