Giles James Greenway


July 2, 1924 - April 11, 2010




Giles James Greenway was born on July 2, 1924 on a farm north of Mount Vernon, to William and Elsie (Swancott) Greenway.  He attended country schools and graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1943.  Since 1943, he farmed northwest of Mitchell. On November 24, 1946, he married Lillian Olson at the United Methodist Church Parsonage in Mitchell.

He enjoyed bowling for many years and also square dancing.  He served on several country school boards and the Mount Vernon School Board, Beulah Township Board, the Federal Land Bank Boards in Mitchell and Omaha.  He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Mitchell.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian; two grandsons:  Clint Greenway and Briar Greenway; and one granddaughter, Amy Goembel; two great-grandchildren; two sisters:  Gwen Tillotson of Mitchell and Lavelle DeKramer of Canistota; one brother, Tom (Janice) Greenway of Mitchell; one sister-in-law, Lilas Greenway, Mitchell; two daughters-in-law:  Dawn Greenway and Mary Lou Greenway, both of Mitchell and many in-laws, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sons:  Ron and Robert; one brother, William;  his parents; his mother and father–in-law, Hans and Lela Olson; his sister-in-law, Gertrude Twombley; and one daughter-in-law, Char Greenway.



Wednesday, April 14, 2010
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
310 North Rowley Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Thursday, April 15, 2010
10:30 AM
First United Methodist Church
310 North Rowley Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Dawn and Joe Tunny on April 14, 2010
We loved Uncle Giles and will miss him greatly. Please remember how much we also care for you, Aunt Lillian, and your family. You are very special and dear to us.
Posted by Donna, Gordon and Lonny Newlon on April 14, 2010
You have our deepest sympathy.
Posted by Willis and Billy Strong on April 12, 2010
Lillian you have our deepest sympathy. Just remember all of the
good times that you and Giles had on the farm. I am so glad that
we got to come and visit with you when we were in S.D. for
Dannie's funeral in 03. May God comfort you during this time is
our prayer for you. I remember your visits to Missouri, and I think
the last was in 1979 for the folks' 50th anniversary. Willis
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