SIOUX FALLS — Janice Barry, 80, of Sioux Falls, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls.
A graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell.
Janice Marie Lillie was born July 6, 1941, to Walter and Dorothy (Miller) Lillie in Huron.
She attended Huron public schools until her senior year when her family moved to Rapid City. She graduated from Rapid City High School with honors in 1959.
She returned to Huron and was hired by NW Bank as a stenographer, and a few years later was hired by USDA Farmers Home Administration state office where she worked for 23 years.
Janice married Gerald Dammann on June 11, 1961, and they had two sons, Kirk and David.
In 1985, she married her childhood friend Don Barry, and they made their home in Mitchell where Janice started the community’s first temporary staffing business, Mitchell Temporary. She sold the business in 1996 to help her husband in his battle with cancer.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and was a volunteer for the American Red Cross for many years.
Janice moved to Sioux Falls in 2014. She adored her children and her six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She enjoyed sunrises, lilacs, history, reading, Scrabble, long walks, and extensive travels with her husband Don, and then with her friends.
Janice is survived by her sons, Kirk (Connie) Dammann and David (Willa) Dammann; grandchildren, Travis (JoElle) Dammann, Kaelyn (Cade) Dawn, and Nick, Zach, Max, and Mitch Dammann; and great-grandchildren, Samson and Kieran Dammann and Charlie Dawn. She is also survived by her sister, Lois Watkins; brother, James (Bernadette) Lillie; sisters-in-law, Sharon Lillie and Nyla (Leo) Kleinsasser; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; her brother, Keith Lillie; and nephew, Bryan Beck.
Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.