Janet Mason

May 4, 2018 GMT

A private memorial for Janet Barry Mason of Leawood, Kan., will be conducted. She died Friday, April 27, 2018.


Janet was born in Norfolk on Jan. 9, 1935, at the stroke of midnight. After graduating from Norfolk High School, she attended Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., then went on to the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Janet graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where she received her degree in medical technology and was a Phi Beta Kappa.

Janet raised two children before returning to work at the University of Kansas Medical Center as a clinical laboratory scientist for more than 25 years. She enjoyed years of travel with friends and family, both within the United States and abroad.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents, Gretta and A.C. Barry; a brother, Donald; and a sister, Virginia.

She is survived by her two children, David and Ann; her brother, Douglas of Palm Springs, Calif.; Ann’s spouse, Matt Verhulst; and four grandsons, Joshua, Samuel, Justin and Colin.