Viola Janc

February 11, 1923 - July 23, 2017

02/11/1923 - 07/23/2017

Past Services

Thursday July 27, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Friday July 28, 2017
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Guardian Angel Mausoleum
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-2426 | Directions
Friday July 28, 2017
11:00 am

Viola Janc, 94 of Neffs, Ohio died Sunday July 23, 2017 at her home. She was born February 11, 1923 a daughter of the late Leo and Mary Catherine ( Perunko) Bakosh in Neffs, Ohio.

Viola worked as a secretary for Equitable Life Insurance Company during WWII. She was an active member of Sacred Heart Church in Neffs, Ohio, member of the Sacred Heart Woman’s Club and President of the St. Francis Society. She enjoyed travel and playing canasta with her card club. Viola also liked to knit, crochet and embroider.

Preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband Michael Janc in 1988. She was also preceded by a brother Joseph Bakosh and two sisters, Dorothy Olexa and Mary Ann Pakish.

Viola is survived by her daughter Sharon Demkowicz of Neffs, Ohio, a sister, Rosalie Zavatsky of Bridgeport, Ohio as well as a grandson Jason (Courtney) Demkowicz of Westerville, Ohio and a great-grandson Samuel James Demkowicz along with several nieces and nephews. Viola also leaves behind her faithful and devoted dog Cobi.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Almeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, 441 37th Street, Bellaire, Ohio 43906 on Thursday July 27, 2017 from 4pm until 7 pm. A vigil service will be held at 6:30 pm. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be held on Friday July 28, 2017 at 11 am at Sacred Heart Church in Neffs, Ohio with Fr. Daniel Heusel officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Guardian Angel Mausoleum in Bellaire, Ohio.

Memorial contributions can be made to Sacred Heart Church P.O. Box 425 Neffs, Ohio 43940 or by going to “”

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Penny Hughes
5 years ago

Prayers for comfort, peace, & strength.

Samra Munjas Smith- North Carolina
5 years ago

Dear Sharon & Family,

I am so very sorry about your Mother. Vi was super attractive lady, very sweet, and I remember your Dadas well. Mickey, such a nice guy, soft spoken he always called you Punky. I remember our days in dancing school at Florence Black School of Dance, GOD Bless Her, she was the best! Miss Black passed away not long ago as you probably know. I remember when your Dad was transferred down to Clarksburg or Parkersburg, West Virginia and your Mom & Dad would take me down there to spend a few days with you, I had fun but I would get home sick and want to go back home.
I wanted to let you know that you & your Family have my deepest sympathy!

Warmest Regards,
Samra Munjas Smith

Janie and Bill
5 years ago

Sharon, I am so very sorry to hear about your dear mother. What a beautiful lady! I clearly remember when you left RHS to spend more time with her, fearing then her health was failing. My, what a blessing to have her in your life so many more years. You and the family will indeed be in our thoughts…. ❤️

Don and Kathie Barnes
5 years ago

Sharon and family,
Please accept our prayers for you and yours during this time. We always enjoyed talking with your Mother. She was such a sweet lady. She would call Don when the power was out and ask when it was coming back on! She knew that he really could not ever give her a time . but she enjoyed speaking with him anyhow. Our thoughts will continue to be with you.

Idora and Major Kimbro
5 years ago

Sharon and family,
Our prayers and thoughts
are with you at this difficult time. Your mother was a wonderful person and
will be missed by everyone who knew her. Cherish your memories as your love for her lives on in your heart.

Tim and Brenda Timberlake
5 years ago

Vi was one sweet lady. Our thoughts and prayers to the family.

Cheryl, Paul & Michael Setzer
5 years ago

Dear Sharon & Jason: I have so many wonderful memories of Vi that it is hard to know where to start. Her smile & laughter will forever be remembered. Her kindness to my mom after my dad died. She never missed a day without calling to check on my mom. I loved hearing the stories she told when she went on trips with the church group. She is in a beautiful home full of family & friends. For those left on earth she will always be in our hearts and will forever be remembered.. Rest well Vi you will always be remembered.