OBITUARY: Janie Vanatta


Janie Alma Vanatta age 90 of Lebanon, passed away on Monday morning, July 10, 2023 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin.

Born Sept. 21, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Lyle Fisher and Annie Youngblood Fisher.

Janie was a graduate of Watertown High School and was a fashion manager for J.C. Penney.

She was preceded in death by her son, Ricky Cassetty; son-in-law, Johnny Dotson; brothers, John, Howard, Hubert, Robert and D.L. Fisher; sisters, Dolly Paris, Ada Martin, Millie Ricketts, Jessie Malone and Robbie Parker.

Janie is survived by her husband, Nathan Vanatta; daughters, Lita (Brian) Lee of Mt. Juliet and Regina Dotson of Lebanon; son, Don Vanatta; grandchildren, Justin Dotson, Jerry (Jennifer) Martin, Angela (Pat) Martin, Chris West; great-grandchildren, Emma Dotson, Farrah Carte, Brooke Martin, Chris Martin, Conner Syler; and her sister, Frances Amundson of Clifton, TX.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2023 at Hunter Funeral Home with visitation from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. till service time on Thursday. Interment will be at Hunter Memorial Park in Watertown.


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