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 https://llli.thankyou4caring.org/lllidonatenow. 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.