April 29, 2020 ~ 5 Iyar 5780
Janet Francis Hoenig, 72, passed away suddenly on Wednesday April 29, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky after a short battle with cancer.
She was preceded in death by her parents Henry M. and Stella M. Hoenig and her brother Stephen Hoenig, who she missed dearly.
Janet attended Louisville Collegiate School and graduated from the University of Kentucky. She worked as a first-grade teacher at many local Jefferson County Public Schools including Zachary Taylor elementary school from which she retired. Her impact on students and parents was great and celebrated by many, years after her retirement.
She is survived by her loving husband of 20 years, Larry Hieatt, her two children Phillip (Sarah) Terrell of Louisville and Erin Broxson of Louisville and her two stepchildren Michelle (Robert) Cundiff of Louisville and Michael (Jackie) Hieatt of Louisville. She will be greatly missed by her 12 grandchildren whom she adored.
Janet had a big personality that filled every room she entered with stories and laughter. A headstrong woman who never backed down from a challenge, she will be remembered for her unique and outgoing personality and her ability to turn brief interactions with strangers into lifelong friendships. Her passion for teaching children was core to her identity and one of the great joys of her life. She was an avid reader of books, loved her home away from home, Charleston, South Carolina, enjoyed browsing yard sales, starting arguments and talking about her grandchildren.
Janet will be buried at The Temple Cemetery. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.