Mary June Penticoff______________________________
Mary June Penticoff, 84, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the Maryhouse in Pierre.
Mary June was born on June 17, 1929, in Philip, the daughter of John and Edna (Herrman) O'Reilly. She grew up in Philip and graduated from Philip High School. She worked as a telephone operator, a bookkeeper for Farmers Union Oil Company, a deputy treasurer/officer, a dress shop clerk in California, and worked for West Central Electric Company. In her later years, she spent many years babysitting her grandchildren and many other children. She became “Grandma" to many children over the years.
Mary June was united in marriage to John "Pete" Penticoff Jr. on February 22, 1957, in Cottonwood. To this union, nine children were born: Joe, Jeff, Julie, Jay, Jill, Janet, Jane, Jean and Jackie. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy.
Mary June will be remembered by many as a very warm, loving and giving lady. She loved watching her children and grandchildren play sports, enjoyed playing cards, had a wonderful sense of humor, and was great with puns.
Grateful for sharing her life include her nine children: Joe Penticoff of Murdo, Jeff Penticoff (Kelly) of Philip, Julie Elrod (Jerry) of Pierre, Jay Penticoff (Deb) of Summerset, Jill Dean (Greg) of Pierre, Janet Penticoff of
Pierre, Jane Springer (Sam) of Murdo, Jean Penticoff of Murdo, and Jackie Waggoner (Rubin) of Pierre; three stepchildren, Mick Penticoff (Marilyn) of Sioux Falls, Pat Bechard (Don) of Hermosa, and Sheila Christoph of Rapid City; 16 grandchildren, Nathan Penticoff, Patrick Penticoff (Marisa), Michael Penticoff (Rechelle), Daniel Penticoff, Jennifer Rattling Leaf (Rob), Jason Elrod (Kari), Justin Elrod, Dawson Penticoff, Blake Dean, Bradley Dean, Bennett Dean, Mackenzie Springer, Peige Springer, Angelina Noble, Jina Waggoner, and John Waggoner (Olivia); two great-grandchildren,
Taya Rattling Leaf and Maxon Penticoff; eight step-grandchildren; sister, Dolores Hansen of Los Angeles, Calif.; sister-in-law, Maureen O'Reilly of Billings, Mont; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mary June was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Francis (Grace), Loren (Maxine), and Jack O'Reilly; one sister, Marguerite Marshall (Wayne); and a brother-in-law, Don Hansen.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with 7 p.m. prayer services
Friday, April 25, at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Murdo.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the church, with Father Gary Oreshoski as celebrant.
Interment will be at a later date at the Murdo Cemetery.
Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip. Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com.