Janet Kay (Barber) Baier of Canon City, CO passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday June 3rd, 2018 at age 77. She was surrounded by her family. Janet was born March 3rd, 1941 in Garden City, KS to Eston and Verma (Frost) Barber. She attended Garden City High School. Janet married the love of her life, Andrew Baier on May 21, 1957. Their marriage of 57 years was a genuine example of love and devotion to all who knew them. Janet was a homemaker and part-time photographer for Lifetouch, making children smile and laugh as she took their school photos. Janet was known for her generous and giving heart and for the love of her God, husband, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and best friend and beloved dog Benny. She was always up for a good time and her humor and spontaneous nature made her a true joy to be around. Janet best enjoyed being around family and friends making them laugh and often blush at the things she said and did. She also enjoyed polka music and dancing with Andy.
After retirement Janet and Andy moved to Canon City, CO to enjoy fresh air and mountains. Janet is survived by her children Michael Baier, Canon City, CO, Barbara (Robert) Esfeld, Great Bend, KS, Phillip Baier, Denver, CO, and Mike’s wife Nancy, a daughter-in-law she loved so much she adopted as her own daughter. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, brother Frankie Barber (Melba), San Antonio TX, Sisters Ernestine Thorne, Hays, KS, Vi Simon, Newton, KS, and Sharon Schinstock (Don), Hutchinson, KS. Those who went before her are her parents, husband, oldest daughter, Annette Tolliver, and sister Joann.
Music was very important to Janet and she got to spend some of her last moments listening to her favorite song by Elvis Presley. “Take my hand, Precious Lord. “ Like the song lyric says “Precious Lord, take my hand lead me on, let me stand, I’m tired, I’m weak, I’m lone. Through the storm, through the night. Lead me on to the light. Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home, lead me home” . Lord Jesus did as she prayed. He took her hand and led her home. A memorial service to celebrate Janet’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Sange de Cristo Hospice at 601 Greenwood Ave., Canon City, CO 81212. Arrangements entrusted to Harwood Funeral Home. Online condolences at Harwoodfunerals .com