Janet Lois (Barnes) Baber

May 29, 2024

Janet Lois (Barnes) Baber, 78, of Kirklin, died May 29, 2024 at I.U. Health University Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind. with her family by her side.  She was born January 16, 1946 in Burnside, Kentucky to George and Bessie G. (Burris) Barnes.  She married John William Baber on October 13, 1964 in Noblesville and he preceded her in death on December 3, 2012.

Janet was a 1965 graduate of Clinton Central High School.  She had lived in Burnside Kentucky for 2 years, moving to Clinton County, Indiana and has lived in Kirklin since 1964.  She had worked at Delco for 24 years, Heilig-Myers Furniture Store for 2 years, leased apartments for 1 year and became a homemaker after her retirement.  Janet was previously a member of the Bible Holiness Church for 62 years and had recently attended Oakland Christian Church for the past 5 years.  Janet was an advocate for Clinton and Boone County CASA.  She loved her family and her Lord and Savior fiercely. She constantly prayed for anyone in need.  She was gracious with her time attending different events for her grandchildren. Her quick wit came out with her wonderful birthday posts she would bless her family with. Janet’s greatest joy was her family and spending time with them.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Keith Waggoner, Pastor Nick Jaymes and Pastor Mark Mowery. Burial will follow in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Cancer Society, 258 1/2 Fourth St., Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

Children: John F. (Erica) Baber of rural Frankfort, Sherri (Jason) Albaugh of rural Frankfort, R. Scott (Tracy) Baber of rural Kirklin, Pam R. (John) Kirby of Frankfort, Brother: Johnny Barnes, Grandchildren: Kalynn, Michael (Shelby), Jeffrey (Marina), Dustin (Briana), Josh (Mattie), Autumn, Cael, Ashton, Raelyn, Keaton, Kyson, Shaya, Baylee, Brody (Amy), Taylor (Enis) and Kye, 14 Great-Grandchildren, 1 Great Great-Grandson and several nieces, nephews and extended family.

Preceded by:

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by brothers, Robert Lyle Barnes, Paul Barnes and Ray Barnes, a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and James Byrd.


Leave your Condolences

9 Condolences for “Janet Lois (Barnes) Baber”

  1. Dean & Missy Hill May 30, 2024 at 6:24 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Adam Kirby May 30, 2024 at 9:12 pm

    Pam & family…I am very sorry for your loss. Your mom was the sweetest person and always so kind. She definitely is with the Lord and all of her family and friends that went before her. Pam & John…I am here if you may need anything. Love you both.

  3. Connie Blubaugh May 31, 2024 at 7:39 am

    RIP all my prayers for the family.

  4. Donnie & Debbie May 31, 2024 at 11:01 am

    To Lois’s family, She loved you all so much! She fought so hard to stay with you all as long as she could. She will be forever missed by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing her. Heaven just got sweeter.

  5. Jamie M Hardesty June 2, 2024 at 2:09 pm

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  6. Crystal Isenberg June 3, 2024 at 12:44 pm

    She was a very kind and sweet soul. Thinking of you all. God Bless.

  7. Alysse Banks June 4, 2024 at 2:05 pm

    I am so sorry for the families loss, prayers to you all. Love ya Pam

  8. Darla June 5, 2024 at 1:15 pm

    So sorry for your loss. She will be missed. Prayers for the family.

  9. Ronda Crews Lucas June 6, 2024 at 12:08 am

    I’m so thankful for the memories of your momma through our younger years. She was a one of a kind. My heart breaks for all of you!! Sherri and Pam, love you guys and am keeping you all in my prayers.

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