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Georgia F. Bays

Bays Georgia F. Bays, born in Portsmouth, Ohio, October 18, 1933, devoted wife, mother and friend passed away peacefully at age 79, on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. She and husband Roy resided in Whitehall, Ohio in 1956. She retired as secretary of Beechwood Elementary School in 1994, where she touched the hearts and souls of the kids and co-workers for over 30 years. She loved her job at the school. After her retirement she also worked at Town and Country Hallmark where she was in close quarters with one of her passions (arts, crafts and collectibles). Outside of her time at Beechwood School and the kids there, her greatest passion was gardening and her yard was her canvas. She is preceded in death by her mother and father Captola and Cletus Toleman Sr., her brothers Cletus Toleman Jr., and Leonard Toleman. Survived by husband, Roy F. Bays; children, Stephen and Terrence Bays; brothers, Harold and Robert Toleman; and sister, Ruth Musick; her daughters-in-laws, Marylee Bays and Christina Goff-Bays; and grandchildren, Justin, Jamie, Kelly, Ashley, Megan, Andy and Ryan. All of whom she loves with all her heart, and also all of her wonderful nieces and nephews and their families who she absolutely adored. A celebration of life will be held at Beechwood School, 455 Beechwood Rd., Whitehall Ohio 43213 on Saturday, September 21 from 1-3 p.m. A short service for her will begin at 1:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks any donations be made in her honor to the at 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43215 or at www.alz.org/centralohio or Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation at P.O. Box 16810, Columbus, OH 43216 or www.nationwidechildrens.org/giving. Arrangements by EVANS FUNERAL HOME, 4171 E. Livingston Ave. www.evansfuneralhome.net


Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Sept. 14 to Sept. 16, 2013
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