Friday, May 07 2021
Our prayers go out to the family of Janis Sistare as we learned about her passing from the Sand Hill Shag Club announcement. Her Celebration of Life Service will be at 3:00 PM on Monday, May 10, 2021 at The Chapel of Burgess Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00 pm, one hour prior to the service. We've included her full obituary below and if you'd like to send your condolences to the family, please visit the funeral home website.
LANCASTER, SC ~ Janis Melita Hegler Sistare, age 73, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House, Rock Hill, SC. A native of Lancaster, Janis was born on June 11, 1947 to the late Roachel Hegler and Willie “Melita” Dunn Hegler. Janis will be remembered for her passion of Shag for over 40 years. She shared this passion with her husband Gene as Shag instructors for many years. Janis was the recipient of the 2004 Icon Shagging Award and served as a past president of the Lancaster Shag Club. Janis retired from Springs Industries as a Purchasing Agent. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her dog, Bella, and loved spending time at the beach.
Janis leaves to cherish fond memories her husband of 29 years, Gene Sistare, who was the light and love of her life; four children, Rachel Ray of Lancaster, SC, Jason Ray (Richard Louie, Jr.) of Charlotte, NC, Dayna Schock (Andy) of Pottstown, PA, Gene Sistare, Jr. of Fort Myers, FL; a brother, Ernest Hegler (Helen); three sisters, Shirley Mackey, Vicki Vincent (Danny), and Kathy Harrison; five grandchildren, Triston, Corey, Skylee, Chevy, and Millie Joan; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Hegler and Bobbie Hegler.
Janis was preceded in death by her parents, Roachel and Melita Hegler; two brothers, Bruce Hegler, and Charles Hegler; two brothers-in-law, Sonny Mackey and Ken Harrison; and her dog Charlie. The Celebration of Life Service for Janis will be at 3:00 PM on Monday, May 10, 2021 at The Chapel of Burgess Funeral Home. Services will be officiated by Rev. Dr. Bennie L. Stinson. The family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00 pm, one hour prior to the service, Burgess Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box, 22478 or American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231.