Janet Kelley, 73, of Mitchell, SD, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell. Per Janet's wishes, no funeral services will be held. Burial was at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.
Janet Kathleen Kelley was born on June 24, 1947 to Wayne “Bill” and Dorothy Kelley in Mitchell. She attended school in Mitchell, and graduated from high school in 1965. She trained as a lab tech and worked at the Methodist Hospital.
Janet married Michael N. Catalano in 1974. A son, Michael A., was born to them. Mike passed away in 1988.
Janet also worked at Shopko after the Methodist Hospital closed. She then went on to college, earning a master's degree in psychology from SDSU in 1996. She worked as a guidance counselor at Sisseton and Huron schools.
During Janet's time in Huron, she was diagnosed with cancer on her leg which she battled twice. In 2001 she was declared disabled. Following her divorce, she moved to Michigan to be closer to her sister, Joyce, and later to Florida.
After her sister passed away, Janet returned to Mitchell in 2013.
She enjoyed yard work, gardening, arts & crafts, quilting, sewing, genealogy, and her cats. Janet was not a person to sit still for long.
Janet is survived by her brother, Curtis (Kimmie) of LaJunta, CO.
She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Mike; sister, Joyce; and her parents.