Jane Theresa Baker, age 61, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Wichita County Health Center in Leoti, Kansas. Jane was born August 19, 1954 at Atchison, Kansas, the daughter of Edwin James & Pauline Helen (Baumgartner) Amrein. Jane earned a Bachelor Degree in Education from Benedictine College at Atchison, Kansas, began her teaching career in 1976 at St. Mary Catholic School in Marienthal, Kansas. When the school closed in 1996, she began teaching at R.B. Stewart Elementary School in Leoti, Kansas, retiring in 2014. Jane was passionate about teaching and loved every student she taught.
Her grandkids were the sparkle of her eyes and as she said “She loved them to the Moon and back”. Her legacy will continue to live in the hearts of her family.
Jane was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and St. Mary Alter society, both of Marienthal, Kansas. She was also active in Wichita County 4-H when her children were younger.
On October 8, 1977, she married Melvin Baker at Marienthal, Kansas.
Jane’s surviving family includes-
Melvin Baker- Marienthal, Kansas
Angela & Brandon Whalen- Marienthal, Kansas
Bridgette & Cole Carpenter- Leoti, Kansas
Alyssa & Ken Simon- Dighton, Kansas
Emily & Jake Karlin- Hays, Kansas
Sheldon Whalen, Elise Whalen, Chase Carpenter, Holden Whalen, Huck Carpenter, Hayden Simon, Liberty Karlin, Isabella Karlin and Harper Simon
Ed & Karen Amrein- Wellington, Kansas
Paula & Mike Browne- Atchison, Kansas
Elaine Amrein- Atchison, Kansas
Beth & Jerry Vadnais- Rose Hill, Kansas
Margie Holben- Lansing, Michigan
Col. Marian Amrein- San Antonio, Texas
Alice & Tracy Underwood- Olathe, Kansas
James & Kelley Amrein- Amherst, New Hampshire
Dorothy & Brad Gibson- Atchison, Kansas
Her parents preceded her in death.
Vigil Services will be held at 7:00 pm Friday, January 15, 2016 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marienthal, Kansas.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, January 16, 2015 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marienthal, Kansas with Father Benjamin Martin officiating.
Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Marienthal, Kansas.
Friends may call from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm Friday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Leoti, Kansas.
Memorials are suggested to the Mayo Clinic or Wichita County Health Center and mailed to: Price & Sons Funeral Home, PO 161, Leoti, Kansas 67861