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Janet Beth Bays

May 31, 1952 — May 19, 2009

Janet "Beth" (Tennant Temple) Bays, 56, of Willet, NY, passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City, NY.

A lifelong resident of the area, Beth was born in Johnson City, NY on May 31, 1952 to Gerald and Hazel Douglas Tennant. She was active in the German Baptist Church and was a board member of the Westview Cemetery Association. She was employed at Marietta Corporation, Cortland, for twenty years. Beth was a loving and compassionate woman and she will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.

In addition to her mother, Hazel Tennant, of German, she is survived by her husband, Kevin Bays of Willet; a daughter, Jennifer (Eric) Lewis of Smithville Flats; a son, Justin (Carrie) Temple of Willet; and a step-daughter, Jennifer Bays of Myrtle, MS. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Allison, Allan, Shayla, Jarissa, Aleigha, Coda, and Ciara; her sisters, Lora (Aaron) Congdon of Truxton and Cindy (Don) Nogva of German; her brothers, John (Jeanne)Tennant of Cincinnatus and Charles (Anne) Tennant of Willet; her mother-in-law, Frances Bays of Virgil; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by a son, Jeremy Temple, on July 26, 1997 and her father, Gerald Tennant, on December 19, 1998.

Funeral services will be held at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY on Friday, May 22, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend David Seaver officiating. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery, German. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Those wishing to remember Beth are kindly asked to consider donations to the family. A celebration of Beth's life will follow the committal service at the Willet Fire Hall.

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