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Jeanette H. Ayers

January 14, 1925 - October 16, 2018


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

October 16, 2018



Birth Date:

January 14, 1925

Birth Place:

Waverly, New York

Service Information:

Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 11:30 AM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York 


Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, New York

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Jeanette H. Ayers

Jeanette Helen Ayers, a lifelong resident of Waverly, NY passed on Tuesday, October 16th.  She was born the daughter of the late Ferol and Ruth Rider Ayers, on January 14th, 1925.  Jeanette had two brothers, Paul Ayers, the elder of her brothers predeceased has as a teenager and her younger brother, Rodney (Virginia) lives in Culpepper, VA.  Jeanette's younger sisters are Shirley (Robert) Taylor of Rochester, NY and Sandra Burner of Bridgewater, CT.  Jeanette was predeceased by her older sister, Frances Virginia, as a teenager.  In 2017, when Jeanette lost her sister Doris Olsen Dunn, she lost her best friend and companion.  As a young woman, Jeanette had set out to work in Boston, but returned Waverly to help her mother and younger siblings.  Jeanette held jobs at Gibbs Insurance in Waverly, General Motors Financial in Elmira, and finally at IBM in Owego from which she retired.  Much of Jeanette's time was spent taking care of her mother, keeping her at home until she passed and then helping to care for her aunt, Esther Personius.   Jeanette was an active member and supporter of the First Baptist Church in Waverly.  Jeanette was a hard-working, determined woman who lived her 93 years in her home.  She loved the outdoors, working in her yard, taking walks, and sitting outside every day that the weather permitted.  Jeanette had a succession of black poodles throughout her adult life that gave her great pleasure to groom and walk.  Never having had children, Jeanette, known as "Aunt Nett" or "Nettie", enjoyed her ten nieces, six nephews and her great grand nieces and great grand nephews.  She was a great supporter, confidant, and friend who could make each one of them feel they were special.  Friends and family will keep remembrances of her creative abilities in the many unusual, delicate, and lovely gifts she crafted for them.  But mostly our Nettie will remain a symbol of the strength, determination, care, responsibility and generosity she tried to instill in us all.

A time of calling will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY.   A time to remember her will take place at 11:30 AM on November 3rd at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly with Pastor Steve Dygert officiating.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Jeanette’s family may visit our Facebook page or by sending a private message of sympathy in “Obituaries” at

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