Janice Arlene Greenway


July 6, 1935 - January 19, 2015



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.



Wednesday, January 21, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
Mitchell, South Dakota


Thursday, January 22, 2015
10:30 AM
First Presbyterian Church
Mitchell, South Dakota


Mount Vernon Cemetery
Mount Vernon, South Dakota

entry posted by Jill Kocher Halstead from Kansas on 01-23-2015
So sorry to hear about Janice, she was such a lovely person. thinking of you and your family at this time.
entry posted by Harriet Darling on 01-23-2015
I am so sorry to hear of Janice's passing, and of Alan's. I remember so clearly babysitting on the farm. You are such a good family. Thinking of all of you.
entry posted by Larry, Claire, and Megan Serres on 01-22-2015
Lori, we are so sorry to hear about your mother and your brother. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers and please let us know if you need anything.
entry posted by Wesley & Sharon Strong on 01-21-2015
Sorry to hear the loss of Janice. Prayers to Tom and family.
entry posted by Larry & Roxann Rossow on 01-21-2015
Lori, we are so sorry to hear about your Mom and your brother's passing. You and your entire family have our sympathy. God's peace be with you and the angels' wings around you. Hugs from Redwood Falls Larry and Roxann
entry posted by Julie (Mathis) Picek on 01-20-2015
Janice was like a second Mother to me when Lori and I became best friends in Mt Vernon. I will always remember her as being a beautiful woman inside and out. What great memories!
entry posted by Judy Ann Barnard on 01-20-2015
Such a shock! Janice was a special lady. I always enjoyed seeing Janice & Tom at our Bonilla School Reunions.Thinking of you, Tom, and your family. May God keep you in His care.
Judy Ann Barnard
entry posted by Randy & Shirlee Burmeister on 01-20-2015
So sorry to hear of your loss on Janese, Thoughts & prayers to Tom and family.
entry posted by Julia (Geuther) Johnsen on 01-20-2015
I am sorry for your recent loss. It was a shock as was your son Alan's. You are in my prayers Tom and family.
entry posted by Barb Cannon on 01-20-2015
She was a special lady and will be missed by many. Am thinking of you Tom and the rest of the family. You are in our prayers.
entry posted by Marilyn Melkerson on 01-20-2015
A n honest & good friend that will be missed by me. My heart goes out to Tom and family. Love Marilyn
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