Janey Whiteaker

  • Born: October 17, 1949
  • Died: November 23, 2016
  • Location: Ballwin, Missouri

Tribute & Message From The Family

Janey was born on October 17, 1949 and passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

Janey was a resident of Ballwin, Missouri at the time of passing.

Janey was married to Hal.

Memorial service at the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway Ballwin Sunday 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to ASPCA or Davis House CAC Franklin TN. Memorial visitation Sunday 2:00 p.m. until time of the service. Friends may sign the family‚s on-line guestbook at Schrader.com.

Condolence & Memory Journal

There is not a day that I don't go by her house and grieve her loss.

Posted by Friendof Janey - friend   March 31, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss Janey. This is so hard.

Posted by Friend OfJaney - Ballwin, MO   December 19, 2016

Our hearts are with you in this time of sorrow. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

Posted by Lancer Parent Organization (LPO) - Ballwin, MO   November 30, 2016

Aaron and Kelly,

Your mother, "Whit" or "Ms. Whit" to me, was like my second mother. I am so heartbroken to hear of her passing.

She and I would have so much fun during my resource hours. When I was supposed to be studying, she and I would giggle and whisper stories to each other. From time to time, she would try to scold someone for talking during study hall. She would get serious and stomp her feet, but then she would look right at me and crack a smile. She was so funny and everyone LOVED her.
When I went away to college, we wrote each other letters and I would come see her when I was in town. I still have her last letter on my fridge (with her perfect handwriting).

She was the most wonderfully beautiful woman and I am so grateful to have had her in my life. She wasn't just my teacher, she was my friend. Please email me if there is anything I can do. My thoughts are with you both.

Love you Whit.



Posted by Laura Christie - Jersey City, NJ   November 28, 2016


Teachers are the best people on the planet and Ms. Whit is definitely among that elite group. Deepest sympathy - wishing much love and comfort - (1 Cor 1:3,4)

Posted by Cheilon Bell - Southfield, MI   November 28, 2016

Aaron and Kelly,

I think of you and your family so often. I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Love and hugs to you both.

Julie Gibbons-McArdle

Posted by Julie mcardle - LEXINGTON, IL   November 28, 2016

To Janey's family,
So sorry to learn of her passing. She was a member of my sorority from Kirksville. Such a lovely woman and much too young to leave. May you find comfort in your memories.

Posted by Marsha Belvo - Rolla, MO   November 28, 2016

Ms. Whit,

I still cannot believe you're gone. I will miss you so much. Resource and Lafayette would not have been the same without you. I will never forget the many hours we spent together lecturing the boys to be quiet and chatting about Escadrille. Thank you for always being so kind. You will be terribly missed.

Posted by Miranda Lee - Wildwood, MO   November 27, 2016

I am saddened to learn of the passing of Janey. She was a wonderful member of my college sorority. We enjoyed her sweet spirit and great ideas at our reunions through the years. Blessings and prayers to her family.

Posted by Martha Acuff Koch - Sioux Falls, SD   November 27, 2016

I was shocked to hear of Janey's passing. We were college roommates for 2 years and in each other weddings and also sorority sisters. Janey had a unique sense of humor and was so much fun! I send my deepest sympathy to her family. She was crazy about her grandchildren and we enjoyed trading grandmother stories! I hope to talk to family but have no info on how to reaching them. I extend my deepest sympathy - such a great loss!!

Posted by Cathy Sears - Moberly   November 27, 2016

I love you Mrs. Whit. I loved being called rascal and getting a hug every time I came in to say hello, even after I stopped taking flex. I remember you congratulating me on my acceptance to college, being there when I submitted the application, you really went above and beyond the call of being a phenomenal teacher. I'll have fun in New York for you, just like you asked.

Posted by Kristen Manchenton - Purchase, NY   November 27, 2016


I am shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden death of Janey. It was truly an honor and privilege to have known her, worked with her at Lafayette, and she will always hold a special place in my heart. Janey's keen wit and marvelous sense of humor along with her colossal heart for LHS and her family will be sorely missed. May God grant His peace, comfort and strength to Whit's family and friends as only He can.

Posted by Jana K. Ward - Eureka, MO   November 27, 2016

I taught with Janie for all of her 31 years at Lafayette. She will be dearly missed by all. I will miss her humor and quick retorts. May God send comfort to her family and friends.

Posted by Theresa Gornet - Chesterfield, MO   November 27, 2016

May it comfort Ms. Whit's family to know just how loved she is by her Lafayette community. We are grateful to her for all the kindness bestowed on our kids. She is remembered fondly and will be missed.

Posted by Frederick & Dania Catalano - Wildwood, MO   November 27, 2016

My husband & I are sorry for you loss. We will miss Janey. Our thoughts and prayers go to the family.

Posted by Mark & Julie Lantz - Ballwin, MO   November 26, 2016

Ms. Whit will forever be missed. She was one of my best friends, and never failed to make me smile. I remember the first few weeks of flex being extremely cold, so Ms. Whit brought in her own blankets. Or the time when she got me a birthday card with a bookmark. I especially loved the days when we were the only two people in the flex room so we talked about her plans for retirement, and how she wanted to start grocery shopping for other people. And even though she wanted students to do their work, Ms. Whit still politely interrupted my studying so we could look at the cute animal pictures on her computer. Ms. Whit was such an amazing, hard working, and loving person who made school and flex a better place. The Lafayette Community will miss Ms. Whit.

Posted by Grace Gregory - Wildwood, MO   November 26, 2016

I send my deepest sympathy to the family and many friends who were blessed to have known Janey.

Posted by Sandy Pinkstaff - Ballwin, MO   November 26, 2016

Words cannot express the sadness the LHS family is feeling. Mrs. Whit was loved by all at LHS - past and present - she will be missed. She was one fine lady. Sincere sympathy to her family.

Posted by Susan Curtis - Ballwin, MO   November 26, 2016

I am so saddened to hear of this. Janey was my sorority sister and the little sis of my friend John Mathis. I have many happy memories of her smiling face and her fun sense of humor. I'm thinking of her family and friends at this difficult time.

Posted by Ruth Bradshaw - Kansas City, MO   November 26, 2016

Janey has been both my teacher and my colleague, and in both roles, she was warm, helpful, funny, and supportive. She was a special person, and the LHS community will miss her dearly.

Posted by Jenny Ingram - Saint Louis, MO   November 26, 2016

There aren't enough words yo describe how great of a woman Ms. Whit was. At Lafayette, she was known as the queen of the Flex Program kingdom. She evoked fear in the weak students, but if you truly got to know her, you'd realize she's a kindhearted, wonderful woman. I had her for 7th hour which was rare and we only had two students. During testing where we were in her room for multiple hours, she took us to the lecture hall, made nachos, and watched the movie Frozen with us. She got me through some of my toughest days and will truly be missed.

Posted by Sarah Clay - Wildwood, MO   November 26, 2016

I'm so terribly sorry about your loss. Janey was a sweet and warm soul. It was my fortune to stay in touch with her over the years. She truly liked as well as loved her family and was very proud of you both.

Posted by Susan Whiteaker    November 26, 2016

I am so sorry to hear about Janey, I always enjoyed seeing her. I am glad I was able to see her at the Reunion at Stephen's in October. May God bless and be with all of you in the coming weeks and months.

Posted by Carmen Stanton - Kirksville, MO   November 26, 2016

Ms. Whit was an incredible woman and contributor to the Lafayette community. She was beloved by Lafayette, because it was so clear how much she cared about us students. Despite having graduated from LHS several years ago, my heart was broken by the news of her passing, because LHS truly lost a gem. Ms. Whit will be dearly missed, but undoubtedly remembered.

Posted by Katherine Trout    November 25, 2016

She was the kindest teacher, and truly cared about her students. Lafayette's heart is broken, and will not be the same without her.

Posted by A friend   November 25, 2016

Dear Aaron and Kelly, I wanted to reach out to you and tell you how sorry I am in the lost of your mother. Your dad and especially your mother was very kind to me many years ago and I have never forgotten their love and kindness that they so willingly gave to me. I pray the Lord's sweet presence is especially real today and that He brings you comfort that only He can give.

Posted by Mary Brauch - Wadena, MN   November 25, 2016

It's so difficult to express the sadness we feel for losing our Janey. She made me laugh every time we were together. We will miss you so much.

Posted by Tamara Sintery - Surprise, AZ   November 25, 2016

Will miss my sister in law a friend for years a wonderful mother to Aaron and Kelly too soon the time passes by so sorry I cannot come and visit and say goodbye I am here for you always denis

Posted by Denis - Whiteaker   November 25, 2016