Obituary for Betty J. Mankey
Our mother's gentle warm embracing light will now shine down upon all she loves from heaven. Betty (Jorae) Mankey, 94, of St. Johns, MI died peacefully on February 12, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 18, 1923 in St. Johns the daughter of Ira and Agatha (Kesby) Jorae. Betty was a 1941 graduate of Rodney B. Wilson High School and a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. On January 15, 1946, she married Edward Mankey in St. Johns. She was employed by Clinton National Bank, managing career and family until she retired in 1986. Betty enjoyed baking and preparing meals for any gathering that brought her family together. For many years, Betty & Ed spent winters in Florida where they enjoyed time with many friends and family. She is survived by her children, Janice and Sandra Mankey both of St. Johns, Carol & Thomas Kaminski of Kalkaska, Gary & June Mankey of Lansing; two granddaughters, Elizabeth & Ryan Feyer and Sarah & Jesse Sherman, and her preciously loved great-grandchildren, Andrew, Molly, and Kinsley. She is also survived by a brother, Bernard & Joan Jorae of St. Johns, sisters-in-law Lillian Jorae of St. Johns and Glenna Mankey of Conway, Arkansas and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward, brother, Roger Jorae, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ronald & Bernadine Henning, Bernard & Agatha Mankey, Elmer & Marcella Feldpausch, and Donald Mankey. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM Friday, February 16, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church 109 Linden, St. Johns with Rev. Fr. Douglas Osborn as Celebrant. Rite of Committal will follow at Mt. Rest Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns. A Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 PM Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph Educational Trust Fund.