Lenora Francis Watters

Lenora Francis Watters, 96, of Pine Ridge, S.D., passed away September 28, 2020, in Philip.

Lenora Francis Watters was born at home on October 24, 1923, in Jackson County to Leroy Janis and Josephine (Palmier) Janis. Lenora made her journey to the Spirit World on September 28, 2020, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip. 

Lenora is survived by her daughter, Betty Watters; sons, Jack Janis and Dale Duenwald; 16 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lenora was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Josephine Janis; spouse, Jack Watters; daughter, Sherry Watters; son, William “Bill” Wayne Watters; and siblings, Leroy “Sunshine” Janis, Marion Gray, Margaret Janis-Sierra; Geraldine Janis, Gerald Janis, Wilbert Janis, Gilbert Janis, Donald Janis, Andre Janis, Aqualynne Janis, Lynn Mervin Janis, Delbert Janis, and Baby Boy Janis. 

Visitation services were held from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday, October 5, at the Sioux Funeral Home in Pine Ridge, with Father Ron Seminara, S.J. officiating.

Burial services were held at 5:30 p.m., Monday, October 5, at the St. Stephen’s Catholic Cemetery in Kyle.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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