Eleanor Ruth Deeter Janousek

A memorial service for Eleanor Ruth Deeter Janousek, will be 10 a.m. Saturday, January 14th at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory.

She passed away January 3, 2017 at Hillside Village in DeSoto, Kansas at age 82.

She was born April 24, 1934 on the family farm northeast of Norcatur, Kansas to C. Harold Deeter and Melva (Holsinger) Deeter.

Eleanor grew up on the farm and attended a country school, Rural District 74. She graduated from Norcatur High School in 1952.

On December 29, 1957 she married Arnold Lee Janousek. They later divorced.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Norcatur and Lawrence. She belonged to United Methodist Women, Adult Sunday School Class, and did volunteer work for Lawrence First United Methodist after retiring. She was a sponsor for the Junior and Senior High Youth group, was a Cub Scout leader, a girl scout volunteer, a member of Sunset Hill Elementary PTA, and the West Junior High PTA. She was a homemaker as well as working for the school cafeteria at Lawrence West Junior High for seven years. She worked at Rusty’s Hillcrest Bakery in Lawrence for seven years. From there she went to work at Wal-Mart in Lawrence for 14 years.

Survivors include one son, Guy Michael Janousek and wife Keri Austin-Janousek of Lawrence, KS; two daughters, Cecile Nanette Janousek Befort and husband Randy of Shawnee, KS, and Jenifer Lynn Janousek of Lawrence, KS; four grandchildren, Cody Lee Janousek of Boulder, CO, Ryan Joseph Befort of Overland Park, KS, Caroline Noel Befort of Pittsburg, KS and Corbin Adam Befort of Lawrence, KS. She also leaves a sister-in-law Shirley Deeter, Lutz, FL; two nieces Constance Deeter, Burbank, CA; Lucy Jones and husband Paul, Tampa, FL, and a great nephew Michael Jones, Tampa, FL; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents and only brother Charles Deeter.

Memorial donations can be made to First United Methodist Church, Lawrence, KS, American Cancer Society, Grace Hospice or to the City of Norcatur, sent in care of the funeral home.