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North Persimmon Cemetery

Woodward County, Oklahoma

© Billings Funeral Home
Submitted by: Terry Dudley

Janet Lee Baker Lively


April 5, 1933 ~ April 21, 2023

Janet Lively, 90 year old Sharon resident, passed away Friday, April 21, 2023 in Woodward. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at the Sharon United Methodist Church with Reverend Janet Fitz officiating. Burial will follow in the North Persimmon Cemetery, east of Sharon. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.

Janet Lee (Baker) Lively was born on April 5, 1933 in Shattuck, Oklahoma to George Harvey and Ruth Marie (Valentine) Baker. Janet grew up in Catesby, Woodward, and Sharon and attended school in Woodward and Sharon, graduating with the class of 1951. She was united in marriage to Dale Leon Lively on February 27, 1952 in Sharon, Oklahoma. They made their first home in Sharon but also lived at Ft. Sill, while Dale was in the Army before moving back to Sharon to the home place.

She worked for the Stock Exchange Bank and owned the American Farmers & Ranchers Insurance Lively Agency. She was also a farm wife, mom, grandmother, and homemaker. Janet loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, and she enjoyed going to church. She always loved it when her family came to visit her. She worked on many 4-H projects, enjoyed playing cards with her family, dominoes with her friends and in her later years spending time with Ray. She made Christmas stockings, and baby quilts for her family and others. She was always organizing newspaper clippings, photos and other items for the many albums she made for her family, and she was always busy. Janet was a member of the Sharon United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, and was a 4-H leader for over 30 years.

She is survived by her two sons: Randy Lively and wife Vicki of Sharon, Steve Lively and wife Cindy of Sharon; one daughter, Susan Lively Allen and husband Russ of Guthrie; daughter-in-law, Tasha Lively of Mooreland; seven grandchildren: Kurt Lively and wife Jarie, Kendall Schnoebelen and husband Jacob, Wade Lively, Wyatt Lively, Audrey Allen, and Luke Allen; three great-grandchildren: Skyleigh Lively, Blaire Lively, Kennedy Lively; her long time companion, Ray Blakley of Woodward; other relatives and many friends.

Janet was preceded in death by her husband Dale Leon Lively, son Ken Dale Lively, grandson Ryan Burk Lively, parents, George Harvey and Ruth Marie Baker, and sister Rozann McFarland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sharon Untied Methodist Church Memorial Fund with the funeral home accepting the contributions.

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