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January 11, 2018 Janet Marie Bauer
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ARTICLE DESCRIPTION:

1930 - 2018

Janet Marie Bauer, 87, of West Chester, Iowa, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at Halcyon House in Washington following a short illness. Celebration of life services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at the West Chester United Methodist Church with Pastor Moody Colorado officiating. Calling hours will begin noon Thursday at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday. Interment will take place at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington. Memorials have been established for the West Chester United Methodist Church

Janet was born Oct. 23, 1930, in West Chester, Iowa, the daughter of Gale and Phyllis (Fisher) Reif. She graduated from West Chester High School in the spring of 1948. Janet was united in marriage to Joe Bauer on Dec. 27, 1947, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.

Janet lived in the West Chester community her entire life. She was an active member of the West Chester United Methodist Church where she was involved with the United Methodist Women (UMW). She held offices of UMW at the district and state level. Janet was worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star and also served as a grand officer. She was a 4-H leader for many years while her children were active in 4-H. Janet’s flower gardens were her pride and joy. The countless hours she spent caring for her flowers was evident in the meticulous weed-free flower gardens. Janet was a devoted wife, mother and a proud grandmother.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years: Joe Bauer of West Chester; son: Robert (Lori) Bauer of Washington, daughters: Vicky (Don) Showalter of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jane (Jim) Beranek of Charles City, Judy Showalter of Kalona and friend Jim Windy; 11 grandchildren: Chris (Jody) Bauer, Matt (Bethany) Bauer, Melissa (Scott) Kahler, Brent (April) Showalter, Jami Beranek and friend Ryan Beckman, Jonna (Zach) Junker, Jenni (Ryan) Cunningham, Jessi Beranek, Annie (Luke) Gingerich, Chad (Sarah) Showalter, Josh (Katie) Showalter; 26 great-grandchildren; brother: William (Marge) Reif; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters: Donna Lincicum and Pat Johnson; and a great-grandson: Elijah Cunningham.

Jones & Eden Funeral Home is caring for the family. Online condolences may be sent for Janet’s family through the web at www.jonesfh.com

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