Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home, Inc.

Janet Kay Colbert

  November 29, 1944 - February 17, 2013


   Memorial Service Sunday, February 24, 2013
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home
4112 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043

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Obituary: Janet Kay Kipers was born in Morristown, New Jersey, on November 29, 1944 to her mother,Juanita Jane Kipers, and father, Virgil M. Kipers, who was in the Navy and overseas at the time. Janet graduated from West High School in Wichita, Kansas, where she worked at a drive-in theatre and as a legal secretary. Janet met and married Charles R. (Ray) Colbert and moved to Maryland, where they purchased a home in Ellicott City. She worked for the Baltimore Sun News, Fedor-White and Associates, and most recently for a tax accounting firm. She had one daughter, Tracy, and two grandsons, Wayne and Jesse. Janet enjoyed working, was an excellent cook, and loved fine clothing . Janet passd away in her Ellicott City home on February 17 after a battle with cancer. She is survived by daughter Tracy; grandsons Wayne and Jesse of Maryland; father Virgil Kipers, Sr. and sister Karla Richardson, both of Topeka, Kansas; brother Virgil Kipers, Jr. of Littleton, Colorado, and brother Gary Kipers of Pierce City, Missouri.

Donation: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Gilchrist Hospice Care.

Guestbook Entries

   gary , janene & virgil kipers  no matter the years or the miles you have always been in our hearts love you
   Sharon Burrier  Jan....you will be so missed all those long conversations of now listen to your mother. My heart aches that you are not here with us anymore. Jesse is having a hard time accepting that he will not see you again. He loved you so much. Danny will miss your "fun conversations" we know what they were all about. I have loved you like a mother for 8 years and the last year has been so hard on you. Please rest in peace now no more pain. Love, Danny Sharon and boys
   Connie Gulden  My thoughts and prayers go out to my old family