Violet "Janice" Phillips

Violet "Janice" Phillips


May 22, 1934 - December 25, 2022


Violet “Janice” Phillips, 88, of Mitchell, SD, died Sunday, December 25, 2022, at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Thursday, January 5, 2023, at First United Methodist Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at American Legion Cemetery in Mitchell. Arrangments by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

***Due to weather, the visitation Tuesday, Jan. 3 for Janice has been canceled*** 

***Funeral service has been postponed until Thursday, Jan. 5 at 2:00 PM***

Janice (Stumm) Phillips was born May 22, 1934 to Charles and Mary (Schramm) Stumm in Fedora, SD. She spent a few years of her childhood in Fedora and later moved to Mitchell graduating from Mitchell high school in 1952.

She married Lloyd Phillips June 2, 1953, in Mitchell. They were blessed with 4 children. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy. Janice enjoyed being outside caring for her flowers, reading in the sun on the patio and crocheting. She worked at Mcdonald's once her youngest child was in school and then was employed with the Mitchell School District for 25+ years until her retirement. She thoroughly enjoyed working with the students. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mitchell. She was also a member of the Red Hats in Mitchell.

Janice is survived by her children, Scott (Barb) Phillips of Mitchell, Father Randy Phillips of Faulkton, Mark Phillips of Sioux Falls, and Lynda (Greg) Kludt of Montrose; five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and one brother, Fay Stumm.


Thursday, January 5, 2023
2:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
310 N Rowley St
Mitchell, SD 57301


American Legion Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Marilyn Stumm Valberg on January 15, 2023
Janice was my cousin and I babysat for her boys. She was a beautiful woman. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Posted by Maddie M on January 12, 2023
Mrs Phillips was one of the nicest. She helped my throughout grade school. Always so sweet, and patient. Prayers to her family. She was one of the greatest. ❤️
Posted by Mike/Fran Anglin on January 8, 2023
Our most heartfelt sympathy to all of the Phillips family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless!!
Posted by Marian Phillips on January 5, 2023
What great times we had together. Blessed to have her for a sister-in-law. glad she is in peace now.
Posted by Robert phillips on January 5, 2023
So sorry for your your loss keeping you in my prayers and thoughts
Posted by Greg Vander Lugt on January 5, 2023
So sorry for your loss, she was a fine person and loving mother…
Posted by Donna DeNure on January 5, 2023
I have so many fond memories of working with Janice at Whittier and then LBW. She was a lot of fun and we shared many laughs. She was a master para-educator, although too humble to see that in herself. Blessed be her memory and may she Rest in Peace.
Posted by Kaye Hauser on January 5, 2023
Janice was such a sweet, kind and pleasant lady!
I knew her through working in the school system.
My thoughts and prayers to all the family!
Posted by Jeanie Grosz on January 4, 2023
Janice was the nicest, kindest woman ever, she used to come to Coborns for coffee with me and Shirley Wuertzer, always fun. My sincere sympathy to you all.
Posted by Tom & Deb Koch on January 4, 2023
Our deepest sympathy to the family. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Posted by Jim & Kathy Bitzer on January 3, 2023
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Phillips family at this sad time - cherish the memories 🙏
Posted by Theresa/Jim Sedlacek on January 3, 2023
God must have a special love for those called to Paradise on Christmas Day, I believe. Sending our sympathies & prayers.
Posted by The Lehrman’s on January 2, 2023
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Randy, Corey, Grace, and Behn
Posted by Dale and Kim Holt on January 2, 2023
Sending our prayers and sympathy to the Phillips family. May all of you find comfort and peace in God's promise of Eternal Life.
Posted by Wes and Sherry Pierson on December 30, 2022
Sorry to hear about Janice. She was leader of the cub scouts I was in with Scott. She was a good lady.
Posted by Teresa Mayer Sprinkel on December 30, 2022
Janice was such a kind and caring person. She gave me lots of rides home when I was at Mitchell Middle School so I did not have to walk home. Hugs and prayers to her family! Heaven gained another angel!
Posted by Jack earl on December 30, 2022
My sympathy, I always enjoyed your parents, they were great neighbors and we had many great visits.
Posted by Sina G on December 29, 2022
My thoughts and prayers are with Janice's family. I was honored and blessed to care for her while she was at Edgewood. She always brightened my day and made me laugh.
Posted by Deborah Stumm on December 29, 2022
You will be missed! Say hello to Grandma and Grandpa and Dad for me! Love you Auntie Janice! 😢
Posted by Deloris spry on December 29, 2022
Janice was my friend and neighbor for many years We shared many cups of coffee family and events. I will miss her She was kind and caring. My sympathy to all the family
Posted by Deloris Spry on December 29, 2022
Janice was my friend and neighbor for years. We drank many cups of coffee together and shared families and events. She was kind and loving I’ll really miss her. My sympathy to all her family
Posted by Karla Koons on December 29, 2022
Janice was one of the best. I loved having her in my classroom. She loved kids. After her retirement she volunteered to read with my students. I appreciated her and her commitment to students. She helped many many students. Prayers to her family.
Posted by Gary Phillips on December 29, 2022
Janice was one of my favorite sister-in-laws.
Posted by Virginia Boehmer on December 28, 2022
I am so sorry to hear about Janice. I worked at school with Janice for many years. She was a dear friend we had coffee many times and some good laughs. She will be missed.
Posted by Mary Lou Voigt on December 28, 2022
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Janice was a wonderful help with the children. I am sending special thoughts to Lynda. Did not receive Info until now.
Posted by Catolycatolyn on December 28, 2022
Kaiserour though s and prayers ar with you and your family
Posted by Alice Sangster on December 28, 2022
Sorry for your lost. Father Randy and your siblings. God’s blessings to you All.
Posted by Dale and Joan Eschenbaum on December 28, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Rosary for Janice.
Posted by Ann Scott on December 28, 2022
To the Phillips family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Janice was always so kind, fun and young at heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by Carol Shannon on December 27, 2022
So sorry about the loss of Janice. She was a kind and caring lady. My prayers go out to the family.
Posted by Jackie Christiansen (Clark) on December 27, 2022
Scotty, Barb and family, Deepest Condolences to all of you and prayers for comfort during this time. I absolutely loved working with Janice at Edgewood. She was a wonderful person. God Bless all of you
Posted by Rog and Jan Melius on December 27, 2022
Janice raised a very special ands loving son in Father Randy Phillips. He has been a great blessing to our parish.
Posted by Dawn & Vern Schrader on December 27, 2022
Thoughts & Prayers.
Posted by Tammy Frost on December 26, 2022
Janice was my 2 nd mom growing up. She was such a kindhearted and caring person. She was the best taxi driver and always willing to take us where we wanted or needed to go. Lynda and boys your mom and dad are united again. Hugs and prayers to you all. Much love, Tammy
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