Janet M. (Griffin) Baird

September 10, 1943 ~ March 4, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Janet Baird Obituary

Janet Marie Baird (nee Griffin), age 80, of Columbus passed away on March 3, 2024. She was born on September 10, 1943 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Janet was a daughter to the late Clarence and Jean (Fanger) Griffin and proceeded in death by her son, Rich Jr., her sister Mary and her husband Tom Murray, her brothers Thom Griffin and Terry Griffin, her brother-in-law John Toelke (Pat), her nephew Mike Toelke and her mother-in-law, Ella Baird.  She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Richard "Dick" Baird, and her daughter Janet (fiancee' Dave), her sons Paul (Julie), John (Adelemarie), Steve (Amy), Joe (Stephanie), Anthony (Sara) and grandchildren Maria, Trey, Nina, Luke, Tommy, Mayce, Mae, Maddie, Ryan and Mia.Her sisters Peggy (Jim) Flick and Jean (Phil) Miazga along with nieces and nephews Theresa Shumate, Patrick Murray, Tommy Murray, Jeanne Meyer, Michael Murray, Erin Josefovsky.  Gracie Chaffey, Eric Miazga, John Paul Miazga, Jenny Flick, Capt Trey Flick and Julie Wojcikowski.  Her sister-in-law Pat Toelke and nephew Jon. 

Janet graduated from Regina High School in Norwood, Ohio, 1961.  Later she graduated from Columbus State Community College Summa Cum Laude with a paralegal degree. She was a long-time member of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites where she acted as President twice and was a council member numerous times. She also served as a Provincial Council member. Janet was much loved and admired for her wisdom and leadership abilities.  She was also a longtime member of Our Lady of Peace Church. 

Janet will be remembered for her warm smile, soft blue eyes, her loving and kind way in which she approached everything and everyone.  All that knew her loved her deeply, she touched the lives of so many people through her kindness and endless generosity.  She was an avid supporter of Right to Life and believed strongly in the value of human life. 

Janet had a deep sense of compassion for the suffering of others, she was a great listener, a loyal friend and a servant to the Lord.  There were no limits to her prayerful empathy and devotion to the intentions of others. 

Janet's greatest passion in life was being a wife, mother and grandmother,  It was her true calling and filled her heart with joy for a lifetime.  She had endless strength and courage for overcoming all obstacles that will forever inspire all those who loved her.  She will be profoundly missed by so many.

Friends may call at EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME NORTHWEST CHAPEL 4661 Kenny Road Thursday March 7 from 4-7 pm. Rosary 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 10:30 am Our Lady of Peace Church 20 E. Dominion Blvd. Burial Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Our lady of Peace Parish or Bishop Watterson High school Scholarship Fund

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March 7, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Egan - Ryan Northwest Chapel (Kenny Rd)

Mass of Christian Burial
March 8, 2024

10:30 AM
OurLady of Peace Church 20 E. Dominion Blvd


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