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Janice K. Lyons, 81, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 20, 2022, at Sunrise Hill Care Facility in Traer surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 25, 2022, at the Dysart United Methodist Church in Dysart. Visitation will also be at church from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, February 24. Burial will be in the Dysart Cemetery. Masks are optional.

Janice Kay Mehlhouse was born May 5, 1940, in Waterloo, the daughter of Vernie and Elsie Peters Mehlhouse. She grew up on a farm south of Dysart, graduating from Dysart High School in 1958. She was very active in drama and speech and was an accomplished accordionist.

On January 24, 1959 she married Donald Lyons in Dysart. She was a renowned cook in Dysart restaurants for thirty-seven years. She thoroughly enjoyed serving her community. She was active in her church and the Dysart Women's Club. She enjoyed card club, big family meals and homemade perfect pizza on Sunday nights. However, her greatest joy came from spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Donald; children, Brian (Linda) Lyons, David (Gayla) Lyons, Greg (Sherry) Lyons; daughters-in-law, Reda Charmichael and Janeal (Stanley) Penning; sister, Karen (Gerald) Gessner; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Mark Lyons and Ronald Charmichael; granddaughter, Keely Lyons and great-granddaughter Gemma Rose Lyons.

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L&KS February 22, 2022, 2:12 pm Don….We are truly sorry that you have lost your wife Janice. We will keep you in our prayers.
J&RL February 22, 2022, 3:40 pm So very sorry about your loss Don. At our class reunions we always enjoyed visiting with both of you. You take care of yourself & hopefully we'll have another class reunion.
KaT February 23, 2022, 11:23 am So very sorry to read of your wife's passing. The Dysart community will sure miss her. She was active just like you are, at volunteering your time for others. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
BA February 24, 2022, 7:09 pm I am thinking of you cousin Don, on the passing of my sweet cousin Janice. I will treasure all the moments I had around her and you. Thinking of you with love and prayers keep in touch cousin love you very much.
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