Obituary Notice: Janet A. “Granny” Somsky
Janet A. “Granny” Somsky, 84, of Philipsburg died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at her residence.
Mrs. Somsky was the daughter of the late A.B. and Minnie Pearl (Enos) Hutton, born on April 19, 1928. She married Paul Somsky Sr. on June 12, 1948 in Philipsburg. He preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1989.
She was a Christian.
She enjoyed tending to her garden and flowers and working on the family farm. She also especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Somsky was employed as a pocket setter for a number of Philipsburg clothing manufactures, including: Lerner’s, McGregor’s, McTague’s, and finally Charles Navasky & Co. until her retirement in 1990.
She was also a 1946 graduate of the former Philipsburg High School.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Somsky was preceded in death by four sisters, Mary Wilkens, Evelyn Mikulewicz, Olive Cicero and Emiline Hutton and five brothers, Eugene, H. James, Clarence, Elsworth and James H. Hutton. She was the last of her generation.
She is survived by two daughters, Paula J. Yoder and her husband, Paul and Suzie Jones and her husband, John and a son, Paul Somsky and his wife, Lorri, all of Philipsburg.
She’s also survived by nine grandchildren, P.T. Yoder and his wife, Marti, Aaron Moses Yoder and his wife, Jessica, Brittany Kephart and her husband, Curtis, Joshua Yoder and his wife, Jennifer, Justin Jones and his wife, Torrey, Casey Adams and her husband, John, JoJo Laughlin and her husband, Ryan, Kara Bryan and Drew Bryan; nine great-grandchildren, Sadie Yoder, Seth Yoder, Ben Yoder, Gertie Yoder, Eliot Yoder, Abe Yoder, Harley Adams, Jakodi Jones, and Jayden Jones; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Hutton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home in Philipsburg, with the Rev. Scott Hartsock and the Rev. Ted Seibert co-officiating. Burial will be at the Philipsburg Cemetery in Philipsburg.
There will be no public visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Friends may sign the guestbook at: beezerheathfh.com.