Fayette County woman relates to family of teen killed by lightning


 “When I got up there and everyone was crying, that was, I don’t remember,” Tiffany Neff, the aunt of Jacob Neff said.

The pain of losing a loved one, especially at a young age is something no one should go through, the Neff family lost their son, Jacob, Monday.

“At 17 years old, at 22 years old, you don’t expect it,” Shelli Shaver said.

Shaver also lost her husband in a lightning accident while on the job.

“Just going through the different things of that night, even now after hearing everything that had happened with the other boys, it just all came back to that same night,” she said.

Shaver used to live on Lewis Avenue in Oak Hill and even 20 years later and she said it’s still hard for her to come back to a place she called home.

“You’re living now but you can hear all the events of that night going through your head,” 

Jacob Neff leaves behind a 2 year old son and another child on the way. Shaver can relate as her daughter was only 15 months old at the time her father was killed.

“Her dad didn’t get to see her graduate, she’s getting married in a year, he won’t be there to walk her down the aisle, she won’t have that father daughter dance with him,” she said.

But Shaver said growing up, her daughter heard all the good her father did and what he was remembered for.

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