Janice Skalicky PDF Print E-mail

Janice Rister Skalicky, 65, of Greenville, died Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at her residence.

Born on August 24, 1955, in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late James and Helen Merchant Rister. She was a member of Mayer Memorial Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Skalicky is survived by her husband, Mark Skalicky; a son, Shawn Barbare of Newberry; daughters, Amber (Aaron) Morgan of Virginia and Ameila Skalicky of Charleston; sisters, Christine Fisher of Greenville and Linda Clark of Newberry; a brother, Wayne Rister of Newberry; grandchildren, Dalton Barbare, Haylin Barbare, Maryssa Barbare, Emma Morgan and Lydia Morgan. She was predeceased by a son, Ritchie James Barbare.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 am Monday, October 26, 2020 at Newberry Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Bobby Morris.

Due to COVID 19 everyone is reminded of social distancing requirements and masks are encouraged.




#30 Denise Taylor 2020-10-26 10:59
My heart is aching . God has definitely gained an Angel. I will miss you Janice more than you know. Prayers lifted for the family.
Love ❤️ always Denise
#29 Joyce Worthy Brown 2020-10-25 14:37
Dear Family,
Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers. I haven't seen Janice in years, but we'd connect on Facebook. I am gonna miss her as well as her posts. She always posted the most positive posts and was always faithful to her friends, as well as her family. We knew each other in school, but got to know each other better when our boys played football. I haven't seen Janice in many years, but she was the same now as she was back then. I am really gonna miss her posts...she was always encouraging and had a prayer for any and all who needed prayer. She was a true prayer warrior. I always admired how she took such great care of her mama. Janice was a loving and giving person. Once a friend....always a friend. Many prayers for the family from so many who loved Janice. She's in Heaven now....celebrating life to the fullest. May God rest her soul....Janice will be missed by all who knew her.
#28 Debbie Hatcher 2020-10-23 21:14
I am so glad I got to know Janice, through school and later when we both made our homes and families in West End. She was the most positive person I know, always seeing the bright side and she was everyone's cheerleader. She will be greatly missed. May God give you all the strength to get through the difficult days ahead and know you were truly loved!

Debbie Clinton Hatcher
#27 Frances Parker 2020-10-23 18:18
I only knew Janice through our participation in an online Gamecock Womens Basketball fan group. She was a devoted fan and Gamecock lover! We will miss her presence in the group. I wish her family and friends love.light and blessings.
#26 Sheriff Lee Foster 2020-10-23 16:32
We are so very sorry for the untimely passing of such a wonderful soul. She is now at Peace and whole with no more suffering. We offer our support and comfort. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia
#25 Jocelyn Mack 2020-10-23 12:02
I was saddened to hear of Janice's passing. So any memories began running through my mind. West End, I practically lived over there because my grandmother lived across the street. The park, Luther League, spending time down at the Roster lake house. I was with Janice so much, that Pastor Koch nicknamed me her "Shadow". And I was. If you saw Janice, you saw me. Oh, we had wonderful times! Some we can talk about, and some better left unsaid. God gained him a new Angel! Blessings and prayers for the family. She will always be with you in your heart and mind and memories.
#24 Harriett Rucker 2020-10-23 11:53
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Janice was a wonderful friend for many years. She was one of the sweetest people and always so kind to everyone. May God's love and peace be with her family now and in the days to come. In sympathy, Harriett and John Rucker
#23 Mary Helen Stuhr 2020-10-23 07:21
To Janice's Loved Ones,
Deepest Heartfelt Sympathy on the loss of the most precious beautiful lady I had the pleasure of calling my friend for over 50+ years. She had the power to light up a room with just a smile. Janice I love you now and forever my friend.
Mary Helen (Hiller) Stuhr
#22 Guy & Kathie Rister 2020-10-23 06:24
Sending heartfelt prayers to all the family. Guy has fond memories growing up in West End park with Janice and friends. We enjoyed talking family history at reunions with her. Later with Covid she would join us in our online church services. You were always comfortable in her presence. She made you feel like family. Until we see her again, she will be missed. Love to all. God bless!
#21 Risa Taylor Cromer 2020-10-22 23:25
I am so sorry to hear this about Janice. She was such a sweet lady. I have fond memories of her growing up in church together. I also think we played church softball together.I pray God will comfort and strengthen the family during the coming days, weeks and months. Hold on to the memories that you hold dear to your heart, as they will help comfort you. May God bless all of you.
#20 Angie Heffner 2020-10-22 21:18
I am so sorry to hear of Janice's passing. We were classmates. You all will be in our prayers.
#19 Cathy Derrick Shealy 2020-10-22 19:40
Thoughts and prayers for all of your family ! I have many childhood memories of Janice spending the night at our house . She was a dear friend to all who knew her ! May the grace of our Lord give you peace and comfort in the days ahead.
#18 Donna Summer 2020-10-22 19:26
I am so sorry to hear of Janice's passing. She was such a sweet lady. Grew up with her in West End.my thoughts and prayers are with the family.
#17 Karen Bickley 2020-10-22 19:22
I am so sorry to here about Janice. We plad church softball together. Will miss talking to you but you are with your mama and mine.
#16 Deborah 2020-10-22 19:17
Jan and I were friends since childhood.
We were together whenever she came to Miss Nannie Bells and Mr.Roland's house. I have great memories of times with her. She was one of the most caring people I've ever known. I feel blessed to have had her in my life. May God's peace be with all of you!
#15 Alvin Shaver 2020-10-22 19:03
May God bless you and comfort you in your loss. I remember Janice from my childhood at church (Mayer) and grew up watching her playing church softball—usuall y at first base, with Mrs. Helen pitching. They were a good combination! In more recent years, I enjoyed Janice’s Facebook posts. She will surely be missed by many.
#14 Ronnie and Darrah 2020-10-22 18:00
Sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of Janice. Janice was a beautiful person and has left sweet memories for all. Prayers of comfort for the days ahead.
Ronnie and Darrah
#13 Tom Wright 2020-10-22 16:23
I hate to hear of Janice's passing. We were in the same class at Newberry High School. In recent years, she commented on many of my Facebook posts. I will miss hearing from her. I am praying for the Lord's comfort for the family that she loved so much and was so very proud of. For Janice - "Go Gamecocks!"
#12 Dia Ware 2020-10-22 15:50
I am saddened to hear about the passing of Janice. She was a truly wonderful wife, mother, Nana, sister, aunt and friend to everyone. She loved her family with all that she was. She was a woman of true faith and I have no doubt where she is today. I’m sure that Mr James and Mrs Helen were waiting with open arms along with family members and friends that went before her. Janice, you are well and whole again. Your family has a beautiful guardian angel and I know that you will continue to guide them and watch over them. To the family, I will continue to lift you all up in prayer. Let those beautiful memories bring smiles to your faces and warmth to your hearts.
#11 Billy & Edith Morris 2020-10-22 15:33
Linda Sue and all of Janice's family
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Janice Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Billy & Edith Morris
#10 Joyce Hall 2020-10-22 15:17
Mark and family. I am truly sorry and heartbroken for your loss. Janice and I were friends in school and had reconnected some years back. So glad we did. She was truly a genuine person She will be missed . Love and prayers for all.
#9 Angie Williams Kirk 2020-10-22 13:52
Mark ,Shawn ,Amelia, Amber and Family. I am so sorry and heart broken for each of you. Janice was always that friend that showed you care love and no judgement or negativity. She always knew how to help you feel better about something or yourself. She will be dearly missed. But I'm sure she's rejoicing with our Lord Jesus Christ and Those gone before her. GF until we meet again Fly High !!!
#8 Christine Bowers 2020-10-22 13:04
I am so sorry to hear of Janice's passing. She was a truly genuine person. Always a smile on her face and happiness in her heart. Janice will be missed. Take care.
#7 Patricia Leslie Armf 2020-10-22 11:39
I'm so sorry about the loss of Janice. She was a wonderful friend and will be missed by all who loved her.
I'm so grateful for her friendship over the years. She was always loving and encouraging, especially when I needed it the most. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you and give you peace and comfort in the days ahead. You'll be in my prayers and in my heart
#6 Lynn Riber 2020-10-22 10:25
Dear Family,
Janice and I were schoolmates. I am saddened to hear of her passing. Sincere condolences to you all.
#5 Tina Wicker 2020-10-22 09:56
Our deepest sympathies for Janice’s family. Thoughts and prayers for all. Edwin and Tina
#4 Debra Smith Taylor 2020-10-22 09:48
Although I had not seen Janice in many years we were able to catch up on Facebook and shared many stories of our time as children. Janice always had a deep love of family, friends, faith and of course "her Gamecocks". RIP my sweet friend.
Much Love, Debra Smith Taylor
#3 Mary MEEKS 2020-10-22 07:22
We are so sorry to learn of Janice’s passing. She was truly one of the sweetest person that I knew. Please know that our thoughts And prayers are with all of you.

Janice & Tommy Meeks
#2 Alice Hamby Turner 2020-10-21 21:24
Aunt Linda and family,
I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Janice. May the Lord
wrap each of you in his loving arms and carry you through
the days ahead.
#1 Butch & Tricia Price 2020-10-21 20:06
So very sorry to hear of Janice's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.