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Mary Jane, “Janie” Bauman, was born March 8, 1954, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Duane and Mary Guthery. She was freed from her earthly chains and died peacefully on December 24th, in Owasso, Oklahoma, surrounded by family. She graduated from John Marshall High School and earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from OSU.
Janie is survived by her children, Katie Jennings and husband, Kip, of Owasso, Oklahoma and their children, Kade, Kloee, Ziah & Mylee. Kyle Bauman and wife, Kaylah, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and their children, Kenly, Kylee, and Mitchell. Kelly Smith and husband, Zac, of El Paso, Texas, and their children, Ryann and Harper. She is also survived by her sister Suzanne Hukill and husband, Larry, of Edmond, Oklahoma and eight nieces and nephews, Ryan and Kendra Hukill, Trace and Seth Wadley, John, Daniel and Sara Noble, as well as many great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and infant son Mitchell. Janie loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She had a servant’s heart, anytime she had the opportunity to serve others and give was a huge blessing to her. As a nurse she gained tremendous joy in providing the best care for her patients. Her greatest accomplishment outside of her family was obtaining her RN degree, while working full-time as an LPN at Mercy Hospital and raising her children as a single parent. She was blessed throughout her life by special friends Donita Terry, Jerry Padberg, Kathy Spurlock and many others. Through all things her faith in God never wavered. Her strength surmounting the many challenges in her life was admirable.
The family would like to extend their thanks to special caregivers Aimee and Josie who treated her with loving kindness, and Tammy of Carter Healthcare.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 29th, 2017 at 10 AM, at Hope Church, 3100 N. Meridian, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.
Deanie Collins says
So very sorry for your loss. Please know my prayers are with the family. A very special word of sympathy to my dear friend, Susie in the loss of her much loved sister.
Sharon Wagner says
Many prayers of love for you and your family. My thoughts are with you during this very difficult time. You are a very special friend and I know you will miss you special sis. Love you much!❤️
Nancy and Mike Forster says
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
The smith family. says
Prayers for you and your family. We love you and are here for you if you need anything. Katie, I loved your mom so much, she was a wonderful woman and always so kind to me. I know she’s in heaven watching over her big family. Smiling down.
Trace and Sami Wadley says
We are so sorry for your loss our prayers are with you Katie Kelly and Kyle
Barbara Mornar says
Oh Suzie, I am so sorry for your loss. My love and prayers are with you.
Shirley Milburn says
Katie and family
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kala & Scott Sigler and kids says
We are so very sorry for your loss, and our prayers are with your family.
Kala & Scott Sigler and kids says
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss, and our prayers are with your family.
Dick & Jan Case says
Our thoughts & prayers are with the family. So sorry for your loss. Janie was a very sweet lady and I’m sure she will be missed.
Adam D. Connell says
Janie was a sweet and loving caregiver to my grandmother, Elizabeth Emerson, in her final years. I, and the entire Connell family, will forever be grateful to her for the care she extended to my grandmother. We are so very sorry for your loss.
Peggy Catton says
I’m so sorry for your loss. Janie & I got close at MHC when I was her supervisor. She was a wonderful person. Please take care of yourselves and draw from all your wonderful memories until you meet again!
Mary Thompson says
I am so very sorry for your loss. Janie was a much-appreciated, faithful, trusted caregiver for my mother, Elizabeth Emerson, in her final years. She will not be forgotten.
Jenny Teeter says
Janie was a special kind of person. Though I had not seen her in years she was always in my heart. Katie I am so sorry but praise God for the peace she now has in the arms of Jesus. I remember when you and Bessy, your Mum and I, got you girls from school to deliver Meals on Wheels. God bless you Katie, Kyle and Kelly. Love to you all.
Margaret Connell says
Janie was the only caregiver I could ever feel 200% confident in leaving my mother, (Elizabeth Emerson) with. She sincerely loved her. During the difficult last years of my mother’s life, Janie became as family to us. She always brightened my day by coming in with a smile and I enjoyed our talks at the end of the day.
All she ever talked about centered around her faith in God or her children and grandchildren.
She loved each one of you so very much.
Gayle Fischer says
Sending love and prayers for the family at this difficult time. She made many great accomplishments in her life and she loved her family so much. Please know that God will be with you every day of your needs and heartache.
God Bless you all,