Mildred "Jane" Tison
May 18, 1922 - Sep 12, 2016
Mildred "Jane"'s Story
Mildred "Jane" Tison, age 94, of Lake City, Mich., passed away Sept. 12, 2016 at her home.
Jane was born May 18, 1922, in Danville, to John and Bess (Purnell) Hamilton.
She married Carl A. Tison June 15, 1942 at St. Joseph Church in Danville. He preceded her in death in 1994.
Jane attended St. Elizabeth School of Nursing and was a long time member of the Legion of Mary. She was also a member of the Hemerocallis Society. She had a lifelong love of flowers, especially day lilies. Jane inherited, from her mother, the love of flowers and day lilies that was passed on to her sister, all of Jane's children and nephew, Chuck.
Jane fiercely loved her children and their spouses, grandchildren and their spouses, great-grandchildren, sister, nieces and nephews and friends.
Jane is survived by her children: Terry (Liz) Tison of St. Joseph, Tom (Mary) Tison of Portland, Ore., Marianne (Eric) Dickerson of Lake City and Carla (Paul Foust) Tison of Albion.
She is also survived by a sister, Jackie Kuchefski of Danville; grandchildren: Brian (Laurie) Tison, Michael Tison, Jodi (Bruce Robinson) Johnson, Katherine (Lindy) LaHatt, Kara Jane Tison, Luke (Kate Handschke) Tison; great-grandchildren: Carter, Kendall Jane and Quinn Robinson, Connor Tison, Cadyn Tison and Xeira Jane LaHatt; and nieces and nephews: Connie, Ticia, Cindy and John Daniel and Chuck and Ken Tison.
Jane was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Danny Gene Tison; and a brother, John Daniel Hamilton.
A memorial mass will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Lake City with Rev. Bryan Medlin officiating. Burial will take place at a later time in the Albion Memorial Gardens in Albion, Michigan.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan or Munson Hospice.
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