Traverse City Record-Eagle


April 25, 2014

Jane L. Lewis

TRAVERSE CITY — Lifelong Traverse City resident, Jane L. Lewis, 99, passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Traverse Manor Assisted Living Facility. She was the oldest of six children born to Harry and Hazel (Geyer, aka Gier) Lyon. She was born in a private home on Sixth Street in Traverse City on March 28, 1915.

Jane graduated from Traverse City High School in 1934. She then took a business course at Ferris Institute.

Following completion of her education Jane worked for the Michigan Public Service Commission in Lansing.

She eventually returned to Traverse City to be close to her family.

For 30 years she served as a Clerk for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farmers Home Administration office, in Traverse City.

As a lifelong member of the First Congregational Church of Traverse City she enjoyed Bible study courses and working in the thrift shop.

She also enjoyed gardening, socializing with her sewing club and her sisters and keeping up with current events.

Jane is survived by her sons, Michael D. Lewis (Beverly), of Traverse City, and Kenneth W. Lewis (Patricia), of Fountain; grandchildren, Lori Siegel, of Washington, D.C., Eric Lewis, of Florida, Mary Beth Forester, of Eagan, Minn., Dr. Leigh Lewis, of Traverse City, Christopher and Steven Lewis, of Fountain; and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Charlotte Carr and Arwilda Lyon; her brother, Harry Lyon Jr., all of Traverse City; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Leonard G. Lyon and Kenneth William Lyon; and her grandsons, infant, David Wayne Lewis and Jason Michael Lewis.

The family appreciates and thanks Traverse Manor for the loving care she received during the final years of her life.

Funeral services will be held at the First Congregational Church of Traverse City, 6105 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49686 on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, April 28, 2014, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 305 Sixth Street, Traverse City, MI 49684.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the First Congregational Church in her name.

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