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Janet Rose Baker, 73, of Jewett Illinois passed away at 4:32PM on January 5th, 2018 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Wednesday January 10th, 2018 at the Barkley Funeral Chapel Greenup, Il. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00pm on Tuesday evening at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in the Mullen Cemetery.
Janet was born in Effingham County on November 14th, 1944 to Robert and Lillian (Lineberry) Shafer. She married Thurman E. "Gene "Baker on July 31st, 1963, he preceded her in 2008. Surviving are her children Thurman E "Butch"(wife Toni) Baker Jr. of Dieterich, Kelly (husband Jeff) Swingler of Sigel, daughter Shelly Baker of Dieterich and son Robert (wife Stacy) Baker of Berne, Indiana; Sister June Nelson-Teets of Jewett; 12 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Bobby Shafer and grandson Conner Gene.
Janet was a homemaker and retired from Kern manufacturing. She enjoyed the art of needle point, was an avid bowler and while her kids were in school she was very active in the CHS Booster Club. Janet's pride and joy were her children and grandchildren and whatever they were doing she was there.
Memorials in her name can be made to the Jewett Community Church.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.barkleyfuneralchapels.com
Published on January 7, 2018
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