Violet Marie Jayjohn, born on May 8, 1947 in Springfield, Ohio, passed away in her home on January 13, 2024. She leaves behind a legacy filled with love, cherished memories, and a zest for life that will forever be remembered.
Violet was a beloved wife to Howard Jayjohn and a devoted mother to Wendy Mae Hankel, Priscilla Ann (William) Marrs, and Justin Isaac Jayjohn. Her commitment to family was unwavering, and she always prioritized their happiness and well-being above all else. Family get-togethers were a source of joy for her, and she poured her heart into cooking delicious meals that brought everyone together. Her peanut butter fudge and banana cream pies were legendary among her loved ones.
While Violet's talent in the kitchen was renowned within her family circle, her luck extended far beyond the realm of cooking. She had an uncanny ability to win every scratch-off ticket she purchased, leaving those around her amazed by her fortunate streak. Her luck even led her to make an appearance on Cash Explosion, creating a memory that will last for years to come.
Beyond family gatherings and scratch-off winnings, Violet found great joy as a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Over the years, she formed deep friendships with fellow members who felt like an extension of her own family. The Eagles became a second home for Violet - a place where she could indulge in line dancing until it became difficult for her to do so. Never one to be deterred by challenges, she transitioned seamlessly into karaoke, bringing her vibrant spirit to every rendition she belted out.
Violet's kind and caring personality endeared her to everyone fortunate enough to know her. Her warm heart left an indelible mark on countless lives, making her loss deeply felt by her siblings, Ellen, Robert, and Bill.
In addition, Violet leaves behind a legacy of love carried on by her grandchildren - Joseph Kent, Macy Hankel, Courtney Marrs, Cory Jayjohn, and Marty Jayjohn. Their lives were enriched by the presence of a grandmother who doted on them with affection and adoration. The love continued to multiply with the arrival of her great-grandchildren - Kyzer, Marcello, Makari, and Malanie.
Violet was preceded in death by her parents, Willam and Eleanor Louise (Brown) Draper; her husband, Howard Jayjohn; and siblings, Francis and Willy.
A graveside service to honor Violet’s life will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 2p.m. at Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be expressed to her family by visiting www.jacksonlytle.com. Arrangements entrusted to Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center.