Amelia Emmy Rose Sonk

May 24, 1929 - January 26, 2008

05/24/1929 - 01/26/2008

Past Services

Tuesday January 29, 2008
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home-Bellaire
441-37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Wednesday January 30, 2008
Holly Memorial Gardens
P.O. Box 36
Colerain, OH 43916
740-546-3351 Jo | Directions
Wednesday January 30, 2008
9:30 am
St. John Catholic Church
415-37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home-Bellaire
441-37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions

Amelia “Emmy” Rose Sonk, 78, of Bellaire, Ohio died Saturday, January 26, 2008 in Emerald Point Health and Rehabilitation Center, Barnesville, Ohio.

Emmy was born May 24, 1929 in Canton, Ohio, a daughter of the late Anthony and Bessie Coda Janos.

She was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Bellaire; CSA Lodge No. 310; and VFW Post No. 626 Auxiliary both of Bellaire.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John T. Sonk; and three brothers, Jerry Janos, James Janos and Anthony Janos.

Surviving are a son, John A. Maria Sonk of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter, Kathy Louis Underwood of Jacobsburg, Ohio; four grandchildren, Missy Lukas Tucker of Parkersburg, W.Va., Jennifer George Maier of Barnesville, Jason Misty Sonk of Detroit, Mich., and Jacob Sonk of Savannah, GA.; and two great grandsons, who Emmy referred to as her “handsome boys” Ashton Tucker and Parker Maier.

Family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 pm Tuesday at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory 441-37th Street Bellaire, Ohio

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 am Wednesday in St. John Catholic Church, Bellaire, Ohio with Monsignor Gene W. Mullett as celebrant.

Interment in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Catholic Church.

Vigil service 2:15 pm Tuesday in the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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James Underwood
8 years ago

Aunt Kathi,Missy Jennifer & Family,

Sorry to hear about Emmy. The family is in our prayers.

Love Keli&James

Carol Rohr
8 years ago

Dear Jennifer and George,

I know your grandma was a wonderful lady from meeting her. My prayers, sympathy and love are with you and your family.

My deepest Sympathy,


Jaynee Springer
8 years ago

I am truly sorry for your loss. May you take comfort in knowing that she is now at peace with our Lord God and no longer in pain. It was an honor and privilege to have known her. I will never forget her, nor her beautiful smile!

With the deepest of Love and Sympathy for the whole family, as well as our thoughts and prayers.


The Springers

Adam, Jaynee, Jamison and AJ

8 years ago

I can’t possibly top what my daughter sent…..she’s good at finding poems to send in times of troubles. I know Bubba meant alot to me….and I thank her for teaching me how to make cabbage and noodles…my girls still eat them all up! Heather told me today that Bubba had went home to be with our Father in his home… she is at peace! She was quite a character…yet what a Mother is supposed to be. I know she will be missed….but remember she is always there watching ovr you.

Heather Schultz
8 years ago

I thought I saw your face today,

in the sparkle of the morning sun.

And then I heard the angel say,

“Their work on earth is done.”

I thought I heard your voice today,

then laugh your hearty laugh.

And then I heard the angel say,

“There’s peace dear one at last.”

I thought I felt your touch today,

in the breeze that rustled by.

And then I heard the angel say,

“The spirit never dies.”

I thought I saw my broken heart,

in the crescent of the moon.

And then I heard the angel say,

“The Lord is coming soon.”

I thought that you had left me,

for the stars so far above.

And then I heard the angel say,

“They left you with their love.”

I thought that I would miss you so,

and never find my way.

And then I heard the angel say,

“They’re with you every day.”

“The sun, the wind, the moon, the stars,

will forever be around,

reminding you of the love you shared,

and the peace they’ve finally found.

Kathy, Mis & Jen…My thoughts and prayers are with you…Love, Heather

Rikki Boston
8 years ago

I’m Deeply sorry to hear about Bubba. She was a great woman, always wonderful to be around. She will be missed by many people. I picture her the same way as Becky does,as many others will also. Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers. Joshua, Rikki, Gabby & Zander

Dr. James D. Janos, PhD
8 years ago

Janet and I send our condolances and regrets to Aunt Emmy’s family. She was a great Aunt to me and was one heck of a cook. I still remember all the Christmas holidays spent at her house, gourging myself on her food. She also looked after me like a mother and always let my mom know when I was up to no good. At the time I did not like it, but now I thank her and appreciate all she did for me. She will be greatly missed.

Dr. James D. Janos, PhD

Rev. Janet L. Janos

Justin K. Janos

Janelle N. Janos – Meadows

8 years ago

Just wanted to add a few more words, want to say what a real family Ms. Sonk had. Her daughter Cathy, and son in law, Bud, and two grandaughters, are to be complimented for taking care of her, their time and devotion is irreplacible. John Sonk and family, Your mother should be pround of you and Maria, two wonderful young grandsons, Maria, a great wife and mother, John, you have transformed from the shy youth I once knew to a man of scholarly intrique and a well honed demeanor, bravado for you.

John, Maria, Bud, and Cathy …Well done … Ms. Sonk is proud of you all. She Is Now Watching Over You All.

Carol Balk
8 years ago

Kathy, John & Families,

Deepest condolences on the loss of Emmy.

George, Nancy, BJ
8 years ago

Kathy, John & Families,

Our deepest condolences on Aunt Emmy’s passing.

Julie & Chantell
8 years ago

Kathy, John & Families,

Our deepest condolences on Aunt Emmy’s passing. Growing up visiting my Great Aunts and Uncles for the holidays was one of my favorite times and favorite memories.

Lisa Balk Reasbeck & Family
8 years ago

Kathy, John & Families, Our deepest condolences on Aunt Emmy’s


Becky Betts
8 years ago

Sorry to hear about Bubba.She was a wonderful person to be around. I will always picture her sitting on the bench outside the goat barn at the Belmont county fair. Just wanted to let you know we were thinking of you all. Corey, Becky, Alyssa & Sierra

Chris & Casey Morehead
8 years ago

To Missy and Family, I’m sorry for your loss. Your Bubba was a sweet lady who always had a smile on her face. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Nikki and Andrew Saffell
8 years ago

We are so sorry to hear about Bubba. Now she is at peace. God be with you.