Janet Vernon Vest

Profile Updated: February 26, 2016
Residing In: Goshen, OH USA
Spouse/Partner: Dave
Occupation: Executive Assistant
Children: Lee Conwell Vest (age 14) and my Golden Retriever, Dandy, born in 1998. Sadly, my Dandy passed away More…in September 2013. :(
Have a new addition to the family. . .a Golden Retriever, Copper, born on January 3, 2014.
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Education:
I went to Miami University in Middletown (aka MUM) directly after high school to pursue my bachelor's degree in Fashion Merchandising but didn't get very far because I had to take Chemistry which was a requirement and a subject that I just couldn't grasp nor did I enjoy. I remember struggling in Mrs. Kimble's class at LHS. Ugh! Why Chemistry for a fashion degree? Because of the synthetics of fabrics! For heaven's sake! Needless to say I left MUM after a year and started attending Sinclair in Dayton for secretarial/office management. I decided to go back to MUM to finish up and graduated in 1983 with my Associates Degree in Secretarial Science.

Work History:
I worked at McDonald's the entire time I was in college. After college I worked for Centerville Reliable Electric for a short time as their office manager, and then got a great job at Millennium Petrochemicals (aka Quantum Chemical aka USI Industrial Chemicals) and was there for almost 18 years in various administrative/customer service roles. Hard to believe a girl who couldn't stand Chemistry ends up working for a chemical company! Who would've thunk it! After all the corporate buyouts and whatnot, I turned them down on a job offer to move and ended up working for Sara Lee Foods in Blue Ash for five years in HR until they moved their corporate offices to Chicago. Geez - Corporate America is rough! I have worked at LCA-Vision/LasikPlus (the big eye building) in Kenwood since 2006; first as the Executive Assistant to the Sr. VP of HR and recently became the Organizational Effectiveness Administrator. Update: Have accepted the role of Executive Assistant to the Sr. VP of HR. My new boss is wonderful; she is the one that brought me to LCA-Vision back in 2006, and she returned last year. Am very happy to be back in the role!

Personal:
After two failed and very quick marriages (one lasted 11 months; the other lasted 4 months) and some heartache in some long relationships (my Dad used to say if I ever went on Oprah, I should put the blue dot over my face! He was such a hoot!), I finally found a great guy, Dave, from Flatwoods, KY. (Billy Ray Cyrus was his neighbor) We will be married 15 years on May 23, 2012. We were blessed with our darling son, Lee, in 2000. Unfortunately, I lost both my parents suddenly; my Dad in 1999 (the morning of our 20-year class reunion) and my Mom in 2004. They were wonderful parents and my best friends who were full of life, love and laughter and I miss them terribly each and every day.

All-in-all I've had a great life thus far filled with love, laughter and many many blessings!

So looking forward to seeing all my classmates at the reunion!

School Story:

I have so many wonderful memories. Our great Warriors winning the MML in 1978 against Edgewood and my wonderful mom running across the field to congratulate Dan Fitzgerald and Jack Sayre. Loved the football games, pep rallies, bon fires and everything about the Warriors. Remembering the great basketball seasons when it was standing room only and the great "banana section." Driver's Ed with Coach Vandegrift was a hoot - driving in downtown Cincy in rush hour traffic - ugh! Going to the senior prom with George Henn and being voted "best dressed" alongside Mark Powell. Being teased all the time by certain guys! Yes, I was gullible and still am. Who can forget Harper Valley PTA and being able to get out of school to film? Ronny Cox (the actor) telling me I had nice handwriting. Working in the library during lunch time. Loved LHS and the great class of 1979!

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Our wedding day - May 23! Got married in the gazebo outside The Golden Lamb and a dinner was held at The Waterfront.
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The Vest Family Vacation - South Carolina May 2002
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The Vest Family Christmas Card - 2004, I think!
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My son Lee and Donald Duck at Disney World - June 2008.
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My precious son Lee - Pre-Christmas 2008
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Two of my favorite boys - Lee and Dandy - Pre-Christmas 2008
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Getting ready to leave for work! What's the deal with the hair on top?
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My hubby and son!
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The Vest Family - Thanksgiving 2008. My father-in-law (in the middle) sadly passed away in April 2009. Dave and I have lost both sets of parents since we've been married. They were too young and we miss them.
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Mama, (the big bad wolf), and Lee at Shaw Farm in Milford - October 2007