Jane Kay Heminger

Jane Kay Heminger

MANISTIQUE — Jane Kay Heminger, 80, of Manistique, passed away peacefully at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, following a long battle with COPD.

Jane Kay was born Sept. 26, 1939, at the Shaw Hospital In Manistique, Mich., the daughter of George and Viola (Lawrence) Macfarlane. She was raised in Manistique. In 1957, the former Jane Kay Macfarlane married Raymond Heminger and together they had three beautiful girls (Shelly, Kim and Barbara). Jane was an entrepreneur and owned the Metropolitan Bar in Escanaba, Christy’s Bar in Manistique, and ran her own catering business. However, Jane’s true character shined as a casher at Wood’s Party Store and the Apple Barrel where she could always be found chatting with her regulars. Jane enjoyed traveling, playing cards, putting together puzzles, old movies and cheering on the Packers and Emeralds. Still, her favorite thing was being surrounded by family and friends.

Jane’s great sense of humor and smile will be missed by all that know her.

Jane Kay is survived by her daughters, Shelly (Pat) Beckman, Kim Heminger, and Barbara (Dean) Wood, all of Manistique; sisters, Jean Demars and Barbara Joan (Carl) Beckman both of Manistique; brother, Jack Macfarlane of Manistique; stepsister, Grace Clement of Sun City, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Arlene Macfarlane of Gladstone, Mich., Ruriko Macfarlane of Vacaville, Calif., and Glenda Heminger of Gulliver, Mich.; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepmother, Lillian Macfarlane; brothers, George (Jimmy) Macfarlane and Gary Macfarlane; stepbrother, Frank Fudala; brothers-in-law, Leo Demars, Robert (Beaver) Clement, and Lawrence Heminger; and former husband, Raymond Heminger.

Visitation will be held at the First Baptist Church in Manistique on Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. with a memorial service starting at 4:30 p.m. There will be a meal to follow. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to the Schoolcraft County Community Foundation and First Baptist Church in memory of Jane Kay.

The family would like to extend a “thank you” to the staff at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility and Dr. Schoenow and the staff at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital for your kind and compassionate care of Jane.

Fausett Family Funeral Homes of Manistique is assisting the family with arrangements. To share a memory or leave condolences visit our website.