JANET BAKER MCMYNE, 95, a Carbondale native, went to be with the Lord on September 9, 2017, at St Mary’s Medical Center, Langhorne, PA. Her funeral was held on September 12 from Wade Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at St Rose of Lima Church and interment at Mother of Sorrows Cemetery. The pallbearers were: James, II, James, III, Donald, Timothy, David, and Rosemary McMyne.
Janet was the daughter of C. Wesley and Louise Brownell Baker, and her stepfather, Roland Powderly. She graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School.
After 50 years of marriage to James V. McMyne, a former Mayor and Councilman in Carbondale, she was a widow for 25 years.
Janet lived a long and full life. She encountered both great joy and great hardship, but she was admired by family and friends for facing both with grace and faith.
Whether the source of her trouble was the death of her father, the Great Depression, the death or illness of her husband or a child or other relative, cancer, and many battles with pneumonia, Janet soldiered on, and always managed a positive attitude and a smile. Her love of Jesus and His Church, especially attending Mass and praying the Rosary was her strength.
She enjoyed cooking, holidays with family, brisk walks, shopping, and eating out, especially a delicious chili dog. In her nineties, Janet moved to live with her daughter, Patricia in Ewing, NJ, where she became a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.
Janet was preceded in death by two brothers, Duane and his wife, Louise; and Edgar and his wife, Lois, all of Carbondale; her husband, James; her son Thomas and his wife, Jackie and their son, Dylan; and another son, Francis.
Surviving are two sons, James and wife, Donna, of Carbondale; and Joseph of Kissimmee, FL; a daughter, Patricia Voorhees and husband, Thomas of Ewing, NJ; twelve grandchildren: Mary, Kate, James, Donald, Timothy, Erica, Joseph, Sabrina, Suzanne, Julie, David, and Rosemary; and nine great-grandchildren: Alice, Ashton, Declan, Colin, Kyla, Harper, Jamie, Juan, and Raphael.
Eternal rest grant unto her, oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace.