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Janice Kay Appleby, 64, Columbia, KY (1956-2021)

Janice Kay (Thompson) Appleby of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Taylor Regional Hospital. She was 64 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2pmCT on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Elbert Hadley officiating. Burial will follow in the Loy Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Saturday (Janice's birthday) from 4pmCT until 8pmCT, and will continue on Sunday until time for the service at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

She was born in Adair County on September 18, 1956 to the late Owen M. and Helen Bennett Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband Franklin Appleby and a sister April Bunch.

Mrs. Appleby was a former employee of Oshkosh #1 and was a former singer with the Bennett Family group. She enjoyed crocheting, doing crafts and camping. She loved spending time with her family and friends and never met a stranger.

Survivors include two children Chris Appleby (Jennifer) and Angel Grider (Adam) both of Columbia, KY; five grandchildren Samantha Appleby, Zachary Appleby, Austin Kinnett, Jayden Foster and Landyon Grider; four siblings Rickey J. Thompson (Sharon), Tony Cleo Thompson (Scotty), Dianna Roy (Nick) and Stacy Corbin; several niece, nephews, friends and other relatives including a special uncle Chandler Bennett.

Pallbearers will be Clint Maggard, Buddy Karnes, Adam Grider, Dwight Kinnett, Matthew Brummett and Ricky "Bubba" Coffey.

Honorary pallbearers will be Harley Richie, Carl Jones, Glen Yoder, Sharon Yoder and Chandler Bennett.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Janice Kay Appleby, 64, Columbia, KY (1956-2021)

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