Janet Kay Baker, 73, of Chillicothe, Missouri passed away Monday, January 10, 2022, at her home.
Janet was born August 17, 1948, to parents Edward Looney and Mary Katherine Boone Minnis in Chillicothe, Missouri. She attended Chillicothe High School. Janet married Nathen “Butch” Baker on January 15, 1965.
Janet was a board member of Green Hills Action Agency, a Food Pantry board member, and helped start the Community Resource Center and also was a board member. She loved to help others in need.
Janet was proud of her family and never failed to notice all of their accomplishments. Some of Janet’s hobbies were crocheting, reading and fishing. She enjoyed taking care of her horses and chickens.
Janet is survived by her mother, Mary Minnis of Chillicothe; daughters, Mary Ann Slattery and husband Sam of Chillicothe; Lori Ashford and husband Jeff of Chillicothe; granddaughters, Jessica Jacobs of Chillicothe; Amanda Slattery of Chillicothe; Alisha Retenski and husband Anthony of Chillicothe; Devinn Ashford of Chillicothe; Caela Ashford of Chillicothe; nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Gary Brown and wife Sheila of Texas; Darrell Minnis and wife Sandy of Kansas City; Robert Minnis and wife Lisa of Chillicothe; Warren Minnis of Chillicothe; Patricia Minnis of Chillicothe; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Butch Baker, and sister, Carolyn Sue VanHorn.
A memorial service in honor of Janet will be held at 4:00 pm Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Grace Episcopal Church in Chillicothe.