Janie Akers Matthews, 54 of Owensboro, Ky. died on April 29, 2004 at Owensboro Medical Health Systems. She was preceded in death by her parents Roy O. and Jane E. Castlen Akers. She was born and raised in Daviess County and was very active in the community. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Theater Workshop of Owensboro. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law: Mason and Bethany Matthews of Bowling Green, Ky. and daughter and son-in-law: Melissa and Doug Barnhart of Rome, Georgia and two grandchildren; Macy Kate Matthews and Logan Elyse Barnhart. Five brothers and their wives; Jack and Jean Akers of Birmingham, Alabama, Phillip and Nancy Akers of Louisville, Ky., John Akers of Bristol, Virginia, David and Nancy Akers of Goshen, Ky, Pat and Teri Akers of Rock Springs, Wyoming, four sisters and their husbands; Becky and Frank Dully of Foley, Alabama, Margaret and Dennis Thurman of Owensboro, Ky., Kathy and Dave Foster of Charlotte, NC. and Judy and Joe Villa of Los Angela, California. Services are at 10:00am. Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, visitation from 2:00 to 8:00pm. Sunday and 8:00 to 9:30am. Monday, prayers are at 6:00pm. Sunday. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Reverend John Meredith will be officiating.

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  1. I am very sorry for the family’s loss, and share your grief. Janie was always a joy to be around because she was never idle. I have already shared a few laughs with some of her family about the amount of stuff Janie could cram into her car. She had man

  2. My deepest sympathy to the family. Janie and I traveled alot together when we were first hired at CSI and we shared many stories and laughs during the long trips. My prayers are with the family.

  3. I am very sorry for your loss. I got to know Janie through my husband, Steve. She was a very sweet lady. I’ve heard many great stories about Janie. My prayers are with the family

  4. Words cannot express the emotions that I feel for the family at this sudden loss. Janie and I shared many laughs as well as tears during her career with CSI, with her always being the willing team player. Not only is this a tragic loss for you, her fami

  5. My deepest condolences to Mason and Missy and everyone else and most sincere apologies for not being able to be there. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Along with this feeling of loss it is impossible not to smile when I think of Aunt Janie. I grin r

  6. Words cannot describe my saddnes for the loss of our co-worker and friend at CSI. She had a heart, the size of Texas, and will be missed by us all. The most satisfying thought is, she is in good hands with the Lord.

  7. My deepest sympathies to all of you on your loss.
    Where does a person start with stories of Janie? She was my mentor when I started at CSI. She was a friend to share a laugh with and always a shoulder when I needed one.
    We were together a month ag

  8. We sincerely send our deepest sympathy and condolences to Mason and his family as well as his sister and family. We have known Janie since she first joined ONB in the early 90s and have such a high opinion of her talents as well as her fun loving attitud

  9. May you know the strength that you will inherit in the days to come are from prayers of the friends, family and coworkers who have been blessed by knowing Janie. She was an inspration to all who knew her and we were always in awe of her boundless energy,

  10. When you work with bank conversions you meet a lot of wonderful people both in the banks and in your co-workers. But the most precision of those is meeting someone that not only does an exceptional job, but who gives over 100% of herself, no matter wheth

  11. We send our love to you during this difficult time and wish we could be there with you. We got to know Janie through Mason, and feel blessed to have spent time getting to know such a wonderful, creative person. Janie’s love for Mason, Missy, and their f

  12. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. I wish there were something that someone could say to ease the pain. I love you all and am glad that I got to know ‘Jammie’.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Jessica Durham
    Bethany and Mason’s niece

  13. As an old gradeschool& high school classmate of Janie, I have many good memories of Janie and family. I had the pleasure of reconnecting with Janie over the past several years and must say she was as sweet and fun as I remember from years past. My prayer

  14. I am so sorry to hear Janie passed away. Janie and I lived together in Monterey, Ca. in 1969 and I stayed here and she got married and moved to North Carolina. Becky and I lived together also. Becky, remember the apartment over the paint store in Seasi

  15. Janie was the true meaning of friendship. With laughter and tears, and a heart full of love, I will always remember how she was there when a real friend was needed. I’ll miss her calls from the ‘garden spots’ of the world as she always found the best i

  16. To the family, let God be your strength during this time of sorrow and pain. No words can clearly express the heartfelt sympathy being expressed during this time. Janie was a good friend and co worker. Always smiling, joking and loving life.
    Janie has

  17. I just wanted to express my sincerest sympathy to the family. It is always difficult to lose a loved one but, it seems more difficult when they are so young.
    David and Nancy, My thoughts and prayers are with you both, to bring you peace and acceptance

  18. Debbie, John, Abby and John David are sending lots of love to Owensboro today from Pensacola. We are sorry that we cannot be with you to celebrate the life of Aunt Janie. We know that she is at peace and in a much better place. Abby told me this mornin

  19. We are very sorry to hear about your loss. Janie was a sweet woman and we were glad to know her. She will be missed dearly. Our thoughts are with you. Brad and Susan Evans Son and Daughter-in-law of Nancy Evans

  20. Janie was a joy to work with and her family was always important, as she always talked about the fun outfits she was making for her grandkids while on the road. She will be missed. My condolences to her family.

  21. Dear Janie:
    You were my sister, joined at the heart. We have shared laughs, tears and conversations that will be with me always. When I try to understand why you are not here, I can only tell myself that God needed you more than I do. I love you and

  22. My husband and I work with Janie at CSI. I am deeply saddened for the family’s loss. Janie and her sister came to Paducah last June and served and setup the food and decorations for our wedding reception. It was absolutely beautiful and we were so bles

  23. Janie was a wonderful woman who had many special gifts that made out lives a brighter place. I was very blessed to have known and loved her, she will always hold a special place in my heart.

    I want to express my deepest sympathy to her family and frie

  24. Melissa and Mason, I have just heard yesterday the very sad news of your mother’s death. It is one of those things impossible to understand and words are useless at such a time. Janie was so talented and I will cherish even more now the things I have that

  25. Just wanted to let Janie’s family know how much she meant to me and what a blessing she was in my life. We worked together on several conversions and always had a blast. She was very talented and lots of fun. She will be greatly missed. I am so sorry f

  26. My deepest sympathies to your family for the loss of your friend, sister and mother.
    Janie started at CSI shortly after I did. When we were assigned to the same conversion, we often went to mass on the weekends when we couldn’t get home. Yes, I was t

  27. Janie was an OCHS Class of ’67 classmate of mine and I am in shock! I didn’t find out about Janie’s death until the funeral was over. I was really looking forward to seeing her this summer at our Mini-Reunion. She was very instrumental in putting toget

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