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Janet P. Brady


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Janet P. Brady

Janet M. Brady, 90, of Sioux Falls, SD passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017 surrounded by family at her home.

Memorial visitation will be from 5:00 - 7:00 pm Thursday, February 16, at Miller Funeral Home-Downtown, 507 S. Main Ave.

Memorial Service will be at 11:00 am Friday, February 17, at First Presbyterian Church, 2300 S. West Ave. Burial will be in the family plot at Hillside Cemetery in State Center, Iowa.

Janet Marie Patton Brady died February 11, 2017. She was the daughter of Hoyt William and Mary Ann Evans Patton born October 27, 1926 in State Center, Iowa. After graduating high school, she attended Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa where she met her husband, the love of her life Tom V. Brady. They were married June 19, 1948. She later graduated from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. She taught 29 years in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and Sioux Falls. She was one of two teachers to open the Irving Alternative Elementary School, in 1974, now All City Elementary in Sioux Falls which has an historical marker designation at Jane Adams School.

Janet was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she was ordained Elder and served on several church committees. She was a member of Kappa Delta sorority, AAUW, and Sioux Falls Retired Teachers. She adored her family, her children and grandchildren, her nieces and nephews. She loved a game of bridge and Mahjongg with her treasured friends. She read, collected, and gave away books while keeping up with two book clubs.

Her survivors include her sons, Thomas Patton (Carol) Brady, East Troy, WI, Kevin Scott(Susan) Brady, Blaine, MN, Kelly Dwight (Pamela) Brady, Sioux Falls, SD; eight grandchildren, Christopher, Jeremy, Curtis, Quintin, Tiffany, Allison, Rebecca, Morgan; six great-grandchildren, Jordan, Austin, Cole and Madisyn, Hannah and KayLee; and several special nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her by her husband Tom; her parents; a brother, Dwight Evans Patton and sister-in-law, Barbara Claypool Patton; a sister, Catherine Patton Miller and brother-in-law Keith Clinton Miller.

Memorials may be given to the music department or library at First Presbyterian Church or Friends of the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge.

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Published in The Argus Leader on Feb. 14, 2017
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