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Janet L. Daily

d. May 11, 2022

Janet L. Daily 61, died Wednesday May 11, 2022 at her Newton residence.  She was born on March 10, 1961 in Wichita, Kansas.

She met the love of her life in 1985 at a crime prevention seminar in Wichita and on March 10, 1986 she married Jim Daily in Wichita and he survives of the home. She was a graduate of East High in Wichita, Allen County Community College and National College.

Janet was a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Newton.

Janet led a life as a servant leader. She served several Kansas communities as a police officer including Humboldt; Clearwater where she earned the rank of Deputy Chief and worked with children in the DARE program; and Hoisington. She also worked in the central Kansas community corrections as an intensive supervisory corrections officer.  She later worked in the Barton County Attorney’s office in Great Bend.

Janet was active in the St. Mary Parish where she practiced active faith working as the food service manager and substitute teacher at the school, as a Sachraciston and Eucharistic Minister. Many people in Newton will remember Janet for her time working at the South branch of the former First Bank of Newton.

Janet’s greatest joy was being a wife, mother and aunt. She loved caring for her family. She often baked wedding and birthday cakes and shared paracord bracelets she made. She also enjoyed the hunt to add to her collection of collectable plates and spoons many dating back to the 1950’s.  Whatever relationship you had with Janet she was your friend.

She is survived by her husband Jim of the home; daughter Alex; son’s Scott and Jason Daily; mother Theresa McPhail; brother Tom Oswald and sisters Cindy Holt and Tammy Pagget. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren and numerous nieces nephews and friends.

Janet is preceded in death by her sister Tonya Dudly

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be 6:00 p.m., Monday May 16, 2022 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel. The Family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. following the Rosary at the funeral home. Mass of the Resurrection will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at St. Mary Catholic Church Newton with The Reverend Nicholas Voelker, Celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary School or Good Shepherd Hospice in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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