Janet (Susie) Kochel passed away at home April 4, 2022 after a long illness. Janet was born in Ashland, on July 2, 1952, to Benjamin and Doris (Hall) Cornett. She graduated from Ashland High School in 1970. She worked many years at Faultless Rubber Company/Abbott Laboratories/Hospira and retired when the plant closed.
Janet is survived by her daughter, Sonia Kelley (Paul Oehling) of Ashland; her sister, Barbara Kiser of Ashland; her niece, Heather Kiser-Franks of Ashland; and her nephew, Bryan Kiser of Ashland. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Benjamin (Kayla) Kelley of Bath, Joshua (Emily) Kelley of Norfolk, Tim Kelley (Griffin Schroeder) of Columbus, and Laura Kelley (Ross Roberts) of Ashland; great-grandchildren Addalyn and Ian Kelley; great-nieces and great -nephews: Erynn Franks (Patrick Spears), Kolin Franks, Rayna Kiser (Jordan Ammons), and Braxtyn Kiser. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Timothy Kochel; and brother-in-law, Roley Kiser.
Janet’s family would like to thank the staff at Pathways Hospice for their care and support during this difficult time.
Per Janet’s wishes, there will be no services.
The family requests any memorials be made in donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, c/o Memorial Giving, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.