Deloris Ann Bentley Bay, age 78 of Vanceburg, Ky passed away on September 4, 2021, at her residence. At the time of her passing, she was surrounded by cherished loved ones. Deloris, who was more commonly known as Doris, and affectionately called "Doe", was born November 7, 1942, in Garrison, Ky. She was the daughter of Doc Martin Bentley and Madge Jarvis Bentley. Doris was retired from the Lewis County Board of Education. She was a devout Christian and faithfully attended Vanceburg Christian Church.
Doris was a conscientious and hard worker, who instilled in her children a strong work ethic, and a willingness and confidence to always perform tasks in a timely and high quality manner. She was always a meticulous homemaker. Perhaps the greatest joy she experienced came from her interactions with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, whom she loved with all of her being. Doris was an avid reader, devouring a wide range of books and she was always a competitive player of board games and card games, finding great pleasure in defeating even her most beloved family members. She had a strong personality, but a humble spirit, and was never timid in voicing her displeasure when a family member was wronged in some fashion. She was always devoted to family.
She was survived by her husband, Donald Bay of Vanceburg; two siblings, Wanda Jamison of Garrison and Teddy (Wanda) Bentley of Quincy; two sisters-in-law, Eva Bentley of Russell, Ky and Shirley Bentley of Vanceburg. She was blessed with four children, Kimberly (Clayton "Bud") Lykins of Vanceburg, Jacqueline Sue Sartin (Donna Hale) of St. Petersburg, Florida, Rayetta (Kevin) Angel of South Shore, Ky., Gary Todd (Lisa) Sartin of Vanceburg; three step-children, Ronny (Jill) Bay of Maysville, Ky, Cathy (Greg) Rutherford of Maysville, and Donnie Bay of Morehead, Ky; she had ten prized grandchildren: Madge Noble, Jacqueling Brooke (John) Melanson, Lyndsey (Kyle) Clark, Whitney (Billy) Maddix, Lawrence Shannon (Jessica) Jamison, Rachael (Cody) Simpson, Clay (Blair) Lykins, Hannah (Dustin) Jamison, Alex (Kaylee) Sartin, and Avery Sartin; four step-grandchildren, Zachary Bay, Jeremy Bay, Josh Irwin and Cara Irwin; fourteen great grandchildren, Gabbriella Noble, Jaxee and Maverick Jamison, Laney and Tyson Simpson, Brooklynn, Olivia and Doc Jamison, Aubrey, Crew and Campbell Clark, Tate and Winston Campbell and Benny Lykins; four step great-grandchildren, Eleanor and Elliot Bay and Jordan and Paisyn Irwin.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, as well as two brothers, Roger Bentley and Montie Bentley, and one step son, Johnny Bay.
Private funeral services for the immediate family of Deloris Ann Bentley Bay will be held at Morton-Hunt Family Funeral Home in South Shore, Ky., with Kevin Angel officiating. Burial will follow at Soldier Cemetery in Garrison, Ky.
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