Janet Rosalie "Tootie" Stout

Janet Rosalie "Tootie" Stout, age 68, of Kadoka, died Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Memorial services were held Monday, July 16, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka, with Dave Ohrtman officiating.

Music was provided by Boyd Porch, John Kaiser and Carl Bauman. Ushers/hostess were Cliff and Priscilla Parke, Robert and Frances Getz, Leonard and Ruby Sanftner, Ray and Janice Pike. Honorary pallbearers were Brad Jorgensen, Cam, Cory and Chris Uhlir, Matt McKinney, Merle and Norman Kezar.

Interment was in the Belvidere Cemetery.

Janet Rosalie Stout was born July 27, 1938, in Gordon, NE, the daughter of William L. and Agnes H. (Ducey) Pike.

Janet grew up and received her elementary education in Martin, SD. She attended Mt. Vernon High School her sophomore and junior year, and graduated from Pierre High School.

She was united in marriage to Danny Stout in 1957 and to this union were born five children. After their marriage, they resided in Kadoka until 1966 when they moved to their ranch home south of Kadoka. She operated grocery stores in Kadoka, Rapid City, and Rushville, NE, for 15 years. In 1991, they moved to Onida, to operate a large feedlot until 1996, when Janet moved to Rapid City. In 1998, she moved back to Kadoka. She became a CNA in 2000 and later became the certified Director of Activities at the Kadoka Nursing Home. She continued her employment until the time of her death.

Grateful for having shared her life are three daughters, Janet D. VanderMay and her husband, Chuck, of Kadoka, Joelle D. Johnson and her husband, Lonnie, of Forbes, ND, and Jeanie D. Leeper and her husband, Martin, of Palmer, NE; two sons, Thad D. Stout and his wife, Penny, and Brad M. Stout and his wife, Jody, all of Kadoka; her grandchildren, Michelle Butler, Elizabeth Stricker, Leo and Luke VanderMay, Lonna Livermont, Laramie Johnston and Linay Baker, Dustin Leeper and Deidra Zentner, Ben and Tessa Stout, and Sammi Jo and Augustus Pete Stout; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley McCue and her husband, Clyde, of Spearfish, and Nadine Telford of Mesa, AZ; one brother, Dennis William Pike and his wife, Kathy, of Rapid City; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Janet was preceded in death by her mother, Agnes H. Pike Alleman; her father, William L. Pike; her step-father, Pete Alleman; two grandchildren; and a sister, Helen, in infancy.

A memorial has been established to the Kadoka Nursing Home. Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka. Written tributes may be made at www.rushfuneralhome.com