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Janet Bailey Rund

Obituary for Janet Bailey Rund

November 2, 1924 - August 12, 2020
San Antonio, Texas | Age 95


Janet Louise Bailey Barnes Rund passed away peacefully while surrounded by her loving family in Dallas Texas on August 12, 2020. She was a loving mother, a devoted wife, and a forever friend. She was the true matriarch of our family.

Janet is survived by loving family: sons, Bruce Smith "Chip" and his wife, Sue Barnes and William Robert and his wife, Dottie Barnes; daughter, Janet Lee "Rooney" Rund Hejl and her husband, Danny Hejl; grandchildren: Michelle Elizabeth Barnes Rubin and her husband, Dr Mark Rubin, Gretchen Sue Barnes Milito and her husband, Rhett Milito, William Alan Howard Bailey Barnes, Lindsay Renee' Hejl, and Chad Andrew Hejl; great grandchildren: Max John Rubin, Myles David Rubin, Mia Claire Rubin, Michael Bruce Milito, and Maddox Alexander Milito. She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Margaret Bailey Schneider and Martha Jean Bailey and her two husbands.

Janet was born in Martinsville Indiana on November 2, 1924 to Robert Morris Bailey and Mabel Edward Dils Bailey. Her father was a Pharmacist and Owner of the Bailey Drugstore in Martinsville and her mother was a Registered Nurse. Janet started her career standing on top of a box to operate the soda fountain and to sell greeting cards at the drugstore. After graduation from Martinsville High School at the age of 16 she worked for the Defense Plant centering diodes until she moved to Indianapolis to begin nurses training at The Indianapolis City Hospital School of Nursing during World War II. It was a profession she would embrace and be involved in her entire life. Following the end of World War II she would marry Dr Bruce Smith Barnes, MD of Evansville, IN and they would eventually reside in Lancaster Texas until his untimely death in 1958.

Jan widowed at such a young age would call upon her determination for which she was so well-known and complete a nurse's refresher course and continue to take care of her two young sons. Two years later she married Robert Lee Rund Colonel, USAF also an alumnus of Martinsville HS. They would have a daughter Janet Lee Rund. Following Bob's retirement in 1966 they would return to Jan's beloved Texas, where they would reside in San Antonio for the rest of their lives.

She was a very active participant and member of the following: Martinsville HS Alumnus Association, Wishard Nursing Alumni Association in Indianapolis, Family Services Volunteer 1962 through 1966 with the USAF, Retired Officers Wives and Widows Club, Solos at the Petroleum Club. Windcrest Women's Club, The Solitaire Society, Women's Breakfast Club of San Antonio, Executive Wives Club, General Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, Terrell Heights Garden Club, San Antonio Garden Center, The National Assistance League, First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio, The Air Force Association, The National Association of Flower Show Judges, Volunteer at Fort Sam Houston department of ministry and pastoral care BAMC, Registered Nurse Volunteer for the American Red Cross, Volunteer for American Cancer Association, Volunteer for American Heart Association, Member/spouse of the 310 bomb group, and Member/spouse of the 98th bomb group.

She was a lover of all things Fiesta and Rodeo! She drove her red convertible Cadillac in the Windcrest Fourth of July Parade and in The King Williams District Parade! Jan was a remarkable woman and she had a zest for life, a passion for volunteerism, a love for mankind, a patriotic spirit to the core, and she was always lending a helping hand to friend or stranger! She will be deeply missed by her friends and family and we all know that her spirit lives on in each and every one of us!

In lieu of flowers please donate to: Wounded Warriors, Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675 or to their Website to donate or to print a donation form or call 877-832-6997; Wishard School of Nursing Alumni Association, 125 W South St. # 2409, Indianapolis, IN 46206; or to the San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, TX 78209.

The services will be for family only however you are welcome to join the family by a live stream of her services which will be available on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. via this link: Jan's final resting place will be with her husband, Col Robert Lee Rund at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX.

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