Jeannette Mead Ayers

Jeannette Mead Ayers

Penn Yan - Age 91, of Penn Yan, NY, passed away January 19, 2021 at Penn Yan Manor.

Jeannette was born in Winterdale, PA. She moved to Penn Yan with her husband, Raymond Mead, who worked as a Penn Yan Express truck driver. She later married Arland Ayers who worked on the family farm, delivered milk and sold cars. Jeannette loved her family. She supported herself and them by caring for children, cleaning houses, and working on the farm. She liked to quilt and crochet, play cards and domino's, feed the birds and feral cats, garden and can, cook and bake, meet with friends on her front porch or at McDonald's, and sip coffee while eating peanut butter toast.

She was predeceased, by her husbands, Raymond Mead in 1964 and Arland Ayers in 1978; four sisters; one brother; and many friends.

Jeannette is survived by her daughters, Joan (Ron) Rubin, Donna (Rick) McMinn, Robin (Robert) Morse, and son Rick (Tracey) Ayers, all of Penn Yan. She loved being "Gogain" and "Gonie" to Laura, Greg, Shane, Todd, Leah, Lisa, Lynn, Darren, Stephanie and Kari; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In celebration of Jeannette, work hard, hold a child's hand, say a kind word, call a friend, help a neighbor, laugh, feed a stray cat, drink milk, and eat peanut butter. That is how she lived her life.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Penn Yan Manor for their loving care.

Memorial donations in her memory may be made to Yates County Humane Society (, Heart Assoc. ( or Penn Yan Bible Church (

A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to Weldon Funeral Home, Inc. (

Posted online on February 03, 2021