Janice Arlene Greenway was born July 6, 1935 in Bonilla, SD to Harry and Grace (Swaney) Miller. She grew up on a farm near Bonilla and graduated from Bonilla High School in 1953. She attended South Dakota State College for two years and then she began working for Beadle County Extension Service until her marriage to Tom Greenway on March 18, 1956 in Bonilla. They shared their life with their four children on their farm east of Mount Vernon.
She was an expert quilter and seamstress, pie baker, and gardener and always willing to contribute her talents. Janice had an uncanny ability to remember everyone’s favorite pie and would bake one on a birthday or just because. She kept the cookie jar full, the coffee hot, and an extra plate at the dinner table for the many friends, neighbors, and family that were always welcome in her kitchen. She enjoyed showing her quilts and made a quilt for each child and grandchild's wedding and graduation. She was an avid reader and enjoyed Sudoku puzzles. She was a 50 year member of the Mount Vernon American Legion Auxiliary and the Town and Country Extension Club. She served both as a Davison County 4-H Leader and on the Election board for many years and was active in the Democratic Party.
She is survived by her husband, Tom, daughter-in-law, Julie, sons: Brad (Peggy), Mitchell, Doug (Janet), Mitchell; one daughter, Lori (Matt) Standafer, Burnsville, MN; ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Elsie Anthony, Wales, UK, Cherie Miller, St. Onge, Lilas Greenway, Mitchell, Lillian Greenway, Mitchell, Lavelle DeKramer, Canistota and many loved nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Alan, a son, Brian (in infancy), a brother, Dean Miller, her mother and father-in-law, Elsie and William Greenway, brothers-in-law: Bill Greenway, Loy Tillotson, Giles Greenway, Dale DeKramer and sister-in-law, Gwen Tillotson.