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Janet Emmett

October 12, 1946 — March 12, 2015

Janet Emmett, age 68 of Belle Fourche, died Thursday March 12, 2015 at the David M. Dorsett Healthcare Center in Spearfish. The funeral service will be held 10am Saturday March 14th, 2015 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Belle Fourche. Visitation will be held one hour before the service at the church. Interment will take place in Pine Slope Cemetery in Belle Fourche. Funeral arrangements are with Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche. Janet Clark was born October 12, 1946 in Sturgis, South Dakota. She was the daughter of Sterling and Arlene (Anderson) Clark. Janet grew up in Belle Fourche where she graduated from high school in 1964. She worked for a time at the Capitol building in Pierre doing clerical work before meeting her future husband at his brother’s wedding. Two weeks later, Janet was married to Wallace Emmett on January 16, 1966. To this union four daughters were born: Jodi, Denise, Michelle, and Julie. Following their marriage, Janet and Wallace moved to Denver where he worked as a mechanic for many years. In 1979 they returned to Belle Fourche to take care of Janet’s mother. For the past 25 years, Janet has suffered from a rare disease that waged war on her body. It has been a long hard fight and through it all she did it with a survivor mentality, with grace and love. For the past three years she has been a resident at the David M. Dorsett Healthcare Center in Spearfish. Janet enjoyed working on genealogy and crafts. She will be remembered for her smile, her compassion for others, and her devotion has a mother. She will be greatly missed. Janet is survived by her daughters, Jodi (Charles) Franke of Wheatland WY, Denise (Lee) Wallace of Belle Fourche, Michelle (Jared) Carr of Gillette WY, Julie (Ben) Thompson of Rapid City; 13 grandchildren, Samantha, Rachael, Charlie, Kylander, Spencer, Lexus, Aubri, Nyssa, Garion, Tyler, Emily, Hunter, and Kaitlyn; and 7 great grandchildren, Claire, Ellie, Brooklynn, Natilee, Abrianna, Peyton, and Braiden. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and 2 infant sisters, Betty Ann and Elizabeth Clark.   Date of Birth October 12, 1946 – Sturgis, South Dakota   Date of Death March 12, 2015 – Spearfish, South Dakota   Funeral Service 10:00 A.M. – Saturday – March 14, 2015 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Belle Fourche, South Dakota   Bishop Derrick Jones – Brad Buchholz   Opening Prayer                                                             Jared Carr Opening Song                                          “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” Obituary                                                                    Michelle Carr Special Song                                                        by Grandchildren Speakers                                              Denise Wallace, Emily Carr Closing Song                                                    “Til We Meet Again” Closing Prayer                                                      Julie Thompson Honorary Casketbearers Ben Thompson                                Garion Wallace   Active Casketbearers     Jared Carr                                                Kylander Moody    Tyler Carr                                                   Spencer Moody Charles Franke                                    Hunter Thompson Charlie Franke                                                  Lee Wallace   Interment Grave Dedication – Ben Thompson Pine Slope Cemetery Belle Fourche, South Dakota
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