Age 71, of Holt, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013 of Multiple Myeloma.  Jane “Missy” was born in Jackson, MI on August 21, 1941 to Clare and Mary Jane (Bullinger) Fleming. Jane grew up on a farm in Pleasant Lake, Michigan.  She attended high school at St. John’s in Jackson and graduated in the class of 1959.  Jane graduated from the Mercy School of Nursing in Detroit in the class of 1962.  On May 13, 1967, Jane married Larry Edward Maki and the two of them lived in Flint, Escanaba, and New Holstein, WI before settling in Holt in 1979.  Jane was an early proponent of the La Leche League, enjoyed traveling, and spending time with her family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Clare Fleming. Surviving are her husband, Larry Maki; six children: Maureen, Mike, Tom, Carol, Janet, and Scott Maki; four grandchildren; mother: Mary Jane Fleming; and nine siblings: Mark Fleming, Susan Shaughnessy, Mary Beth Sayre, Joseph Fleming, Sarah “Sally” Matiska, Richard “Dick” Fleming, Louise Fuller, Carol McMichael, and Peggy Faurot.  Jane is participating in the Harvard Brain Bank program for research.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 26th at St. James Catholic Church, 1010 S. Lansing St., Mason, MI.  The family will receive friends at the church at 10:00 a.m.  A luncheon will follow the service.  Jane’s cremated remains will be inurned at Sts. Cornelius & Cyprian Cemetery in Leslie, MI.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the La Leche League in her name.  Donations can be made through their website at  Donations may also be mailed to: La Leche League International, 957 N. Plum Grove Rd., Schaumburg, IL  60173.  Arrangements by the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel.

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3 Messages to “Jane Frances (Fleming) Maki”

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    Frances Katsiris Says:

    Please accept my sincerest condolences and heartfelt love for your family at this time. You have wonderful memories from a wonderful mother and wife to warm you. Please remember that though things may become easier to cope with, you will never forget and that always bring a smile to your heart when you do.
    Please forgive me, I was not attend the memorial.
    All my love,
    Frances Katsiris

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    Mary Bedard Wendt Says:

    One could not find a more positive, easy-going woman than Missy. I remember when we went out to California after graduation from nursing school-how brave and innocent we were- Norton, Butcher, Davison, Guinter , Missy and me. We shared some wonderful and challenging life experiences together from 1959 on. I had the privilege of seeing her one more time at our 50th reunion; for that I am grateful. RIP Missy. Keep things in order until the rest of us join you.

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    Ellen McIntee Says:

    So sorry to hear about Missy. I remember her as a very nice, fun-loving person. (I am one of the “older” Thompson cousins so I probably remember her better than some of my siblings.) My condolences to Aunt Janie and all the Fleming cousins and especially Larry and his family.
    Ellen (Thompson) McIntee

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