October 31, 1947 ~ July 18, 2022

Born in: Sinton, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Janis Elaine Arnold Bayer, 74, of Bryan, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family on Monday, July 18, 2022. The Visitation will begin at 5pm, Rosary will begin at 7pm on Monday, July 25, 2022 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will start at 12 noon on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will be at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery immediately following the service. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Janis was born on October 31, 1947, to Thomas “John” Henry and Sally Rucker Arnold in Sinton, Texas. Her family moved and settled in Bryan where Janis graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School. After high school, she served as a flight attendant and then worked with her father at his BBQ restaurant where she enjoyed great barbeque. Soon after, she met the love of her life, William (Kenny) Bayer and they married on January 23, 1970. They enjoyed 52 years of love and laughter.

They would welcome three children into their marriage: Jared, Dean, and Paula. Kenny said that Janis never looked more radiant than right after she gave birth to each one of her children. Janis spent her entire motherhood providing a loving home for her husband and children. Janis wore many hats serving as team mom for sports such as soccer, football, baseball, softball, dance, and den mother of cub scouts, along with countless other activities. Later in life she was blessed with 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, where she continued her unending support for them by traveling across Texas and the country to attend their sporting events.

She lived her Catholic faith daily by participating in St. Joseph Catholic Church activities such as the annual festival, Spring Fling, perpetual adoration, marriage sponsor, and was a loving foster parent to several children.

When Janis was not overseeing the daily operations of Bayer Electric, she enjoyed traveling and gambling with family and friends. She enjoyed holidays with her family, especially Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, birthdays, and other family celebrations where she would spend time with her growing family.

In life Janis cherished her family and friends. She instilled a quiet, but a stern awareness, in the difference from right and wrong to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. This was how Janis Elaine Arnold Bayer lived.

Her parents, John and Sally Arnold, and her sister Johnie Lynn Arnold; all preceded Janis in death.

She is survived by her husband, Kenny Bayer; her children, Jared and wife Mandie Bayer, Dean and wife Barbara Bayer, and Paula and husband Jamie Batten; her grandchildren, Colton and wife Shelbi Bayer, Justus and wife Taylor Bayer, Gaven Schultz, Camryn Schultz, Sydnie Bayer, Bradley Bayer, Madison Batten, and Hunter Batten; her great-grandchildren, Blakeli, Tucker, Kolbi, McCahl, Mason, Karsyn, and Kenneth; and many other family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Joseph Catholic School in Memory of Janis Elaine Bayer.

Services

Visitation: July 25, 2022 5:00 pm

St. Joseph Catholic Church
507 East 26th Street
Bryan, TX 77803

(979) 822-2721
https://www.stjosephbcs.org

Rosary: July 25, 2022 7:00 pm

St. Joseph Catholic Church
507 East 26th Street
Bryan, TX 77803

(979) 822-2721
https://www.stjosephbcs.org

Mass of Christian Burial: July 26, 2022 12:00 pm

St. Joseph Catholic Church
507 East 26th Street
Bryan, TX 77803

(979) 822-2721
https://www.stjosephbcs.org

Interment: July 26, 2022 1:00 pm

Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery
2801 Old Kurten Rd
Bryan, TX 77803

(979) 822-2721
http://mtcalvarybcs.com

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  1. Prayers for Janis and her family.
    I was saddened & shocked to read this.
    Mom & I would always see Janis at Mass!
    RIP sweet lady

  2. Sweet Janis, may you rest comfortably in the arms of our Savior Jesus Christ. We will never forget your smile and laugh. So many fun memories with you, Kenny and the family. God speed sweet lady.

  3. Growing up in St. Joseph Parish, there are several families you see heavily involved. The Bayer Family is definitely one, and Janis is such a wonderful example to so many. What a selfless, kind, and faithful lady. May perpetual light shine upon her! May she rest in peace!

  4. Your prayers and thoughts are with Kenny and family. We were class mates of Janis. Such a sweet person. She will be missed.
    Thomas & Ginger Lanehart

  5. Robert and I are sending our deepest sympathy to the family of Kenny Bayer. We are very saddened by her passing. We will be out of town and won’t be able to attend services, but Kenny and family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  6. Thoughts, love and prayers for all Janis’ beautiful family. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. May God’s love and peace be with you through such a hard time. ❤️❤️

  7. My deepest condolences go to Kenny, family and friends. I have many fond memories of Janis from our younger years… I know she’ll be missed…may she rest in peace

  8. My Aunt Janis was a blessing to be around. She was always welcoming us kids into her home. I remember Janis always made the best ham sandwiches! Aunt Janis & Uncle Kenny have always been so generous to our family and I will be forever grateful for their endless love & support. My Aunt Janis will be dearly missed here on this earth and I look forward to our great reunion promised to all who believe in our eternal Father and His Son Jesus Christ. May God bless the Bayer family with much peace during this time.

  9. Heartfelt Sympathies, Prayers and Love to all of The Bayer Families, Children, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.
    What a BEAUTIFUL FAMILY she CREATED with Her HEART, SOUL and LOVE for all.
    BLESS YOUR HEARTS and sending many prayers to You.
    May GOD COMFORT YOU and GIVE YOU PEACE.
    Nan Houdek Latimer

  10. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. The Thomas family thoughts and prayers are with you in your family in this time of grief.

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