The Ohio County Community is mourning the death of Doug and Jessica Witt after the two were killed in a house fire early Sunday morning. News of their passing has sent shock waves through the tight-knit towns of Hartford and Beaver Dam. They touched the lives of many, including many who may never have had an opportunity to meet them.

Witt Family

It has been a rough couple of days for many friends that I care about deeply. I follow Jessica on Facebook, see them both at fundraisers or events, but I'd never had the chance to do any projects together. This is why I was so excited to work with her on the new Hometown Heroes of Ohio County project. Jessica was on a mission and nothing was going to stop her from making that passion a reality. It was such a blessing that she got to see her first billboard light up last week. We covered that story HERE.

This is what Jessica had to say about why this initiative means so much, "I am hoping to raise enough money in order to help make my goal come true. I think about the pictures of people that have been on our Billboards, and I can honestly say I never see HEROES. The ones that would be a blessing to see, not just up there for an advertisement. Our town is special and we seem to come together when someone is in need, and we don't hesitate. I'd like to give recognition to the ones that don't expect it. The ones that are teaching us lessons and don't even know it. Inspirations in disguise."

Witt Family

On Wednesday, this is what Katie Mcquady had to say about Jessica. "I'm very proud of the Heroes Billboard in my hometown, but in my opinion I believe Jessica deserves her own spot on that billboard as well!"  Guess who's on the Billboard today...

Hometown Heroes of Ohio County Billboard

These two were just meant to find one another. Their official wedding was set to take place in October, and Jess was filled with excitement.

Witt Family

Jessica (Durham) Witt
November 12, 1981 ~ August 16, 2020 (age 38)

Funeral services will be private at William L. Danks Funeral Home with Rev. Rodney Albin officing. Burial will be in Witt Cemetery in Hartford, Kentucky. Friends may visit with the family from 10 AM until 12:30 PM Thursday at the funeral home. In compliance with health and public safety directives, capacity will be limited in accordance with state guidelines.Online condolences may be left for the family of Jessica Durham Witt by visiting her memorial tribute at www.danksfuneralhome.com.

Witt Family

Douglas Junior Witt III
July 9, 1983 ~ August 16, 2020

 

Funeral services will be private at William L. Danks Funeral Home with Rev. Rodney Albin officing. Burial will be in Witt Cemetery in Hartford, Kentucky. Friends may visit with the family from 10 AM until 12:30 PM Thursday at the funeral home. In compliance with health and public safety directives, capacity will be limited in accordance with state guidelines. Online condolences may be left for the family of Douglas Junior Witt III by visiting her memorial tribute at www.danksfuneralhome.com.

William L. Danks Funeral Home

Jessica Witt
Witt Family

Witt Family House Fire/Funeral Expenses

Witt Family Fund
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