Jane Agnes McGuire
Jane Agnes (Coyle) McGuire
Jane was born near Carpenter, South Dakota, in 1928 to Cletus and Vera Coyle. She was one of eight children. Tom and Margaret are still surviving and she was preceded in death by siblings Jim, Dennis, Maurice, Pat, and Ann. Jane learned hard work and endurance growing up on the family farm as they weathered the great depression. Despite the hardships, Jane had a love for the beauty she found in life.
She later attended beauticians school, graduating on June 8, 1946. Everyone who knew Jane knew how much she loved to cut hair. A professional beautician who also, over many years, made us all a little more beautiful in our own way.
Jane met the love of her life, Edward Leo McGuire, at an extended family gathering. The Coyles and McGuires had formed alliances by marriage previously in both their and earlier generations. Jane and Ed were married on September 12, 1949, in Orient, South Dakota. They settled with their six children, who meant the world to them, in Sioux Falls after spending their first twelve years together in four different small towns in South Dakota.
Jane was a devoted Catholic and a caregiver to many. Ed and Jane were active members of St. Michael Parish, devoting their time, energy, and prayers for those in need. There was always room for one more at the crowded McGuire family table. Jane continued attending mass into her nineties, taking comfort in her faith to her last day. Jane was surrounded by loved ones and friends. She was a beautiful, petite lady with a huge heart and a little spice on the side.
A talented and creative person, her many hobbies included dance, sewing, penmanship, and drawing. Jane loved playing cards, assembling elaborate puzzles, and baking the most amazing pastries and pies. Baked goods were always present in her kitchen. She always had a freezer full of canned goods, including jam and vegetables fresh from her garden.
Though Jane loved playing bridge, cutting hair, and dancing, her favorite role was that of a grandparent. She treasured her time with her grandkids and loved being their grandma. She never failed to remember to send a little card and small gift on special occasions to let them know how much she loved them.
Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Edward McGuire, in 2019. They are finally reunited in heaven and dancing and rejoicing with our Lord. Jane is survived by her six children: Dan McGuire (Casey), Tim McGuire (Dian), Laurie Pittman (John), Mark McGuire (Gillian), Joel McGuire, and Lisa Lee (Jim); her thirteen grandchildren: Sorcha and Declan McGuire, Molly Wichansky (Gary), Mandy Roehl (Ryan), Christina Rimbey (Ben), Trisha Cereda (Megan), Melissa Romsey (Bruce), Lindsay Johnson (Robert), Noah McGuire, Maggie and Malakai McGuire, Ryan Lee (Amanda) and Sheryl Lee; her eighteen great-grandchildren: Ivy, Elliot, and Alice Wichansky; Arwen and Max Roehl; Jacob, Madison, and Harper Rimbey; Brian and Brandon Pearson; Cody Romsey, Brittany McDine; Savannah and Gabriel Johnson; Reina and Jaden Crawford; Ethan Johnson; and Makayla Kamlan.
Jane will always be remembered for her kind and supportive love and her witty humor, which was sometimes surprising for such a shy gal. We will always remember how she opened her heart and her home to so many and taught us all about being generous and grateful for what we have. We could not have asked for a better parent, grandparent, and friend, and we will miss Jane every day. Her memory will live on in the hearts of all those who loved her.
Visitation will be held Sunday, November 12, 2023, at 3:00 PM with a Wake Service at 4:30 PM at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home, 632 St Francis St, Rapid City, SD 57701. The Funeral Mass will be held Monday, November 13, 2023 at 10:00 AM with a luncheon to follow at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 520 Cathedral Dr, Rapid City, SD 57701 with Interment at 1:30 PM at the National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD.
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