Mrs. Janet D. (Keth) Bish
Janet D. Bish, 68, of Hawthorn, died Saturday morning, October 15, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family, after a nine month battle with leukemia. Born September 6, 1948, in Brookville, she was the daughter of William Lewis and Margaret Nelle (Houser) Keth. All who knew her loved her dearly, even those who just met her. Her legacy of love, faith and cooking will be passed on to her family and the lives of the many people she touched. Mrs. Bish worked as a Head Start bus driver for 28 years and was loved by hundreds of children throughout the community. She was an active member of the Hawthorn Church of the Nazarene for 50 years. Mrs. Bish enjoyed the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. Survivors include a daughter, Darlene Tanti and her husband, George, of Cassadaga, N.Y.; a son, Allan Bish and his wife, Jaime, of (Distant) New Bethlehem; three grandchildren, Ciara Irons and her husband, Tim, of New Bethlehem, Amber Shreckengost and her friend, Andrew Danielson, of Strattanville, and Collin Bish of New Bethlehem; a sister, Carol Leathem and her husband, Patrick, of Brookville; two brothers, Larry Keth and his wife, Karen Diane, of Rossiter, and Ricky Keth and his wife, Shelley, of Archdale, N.C.; and her ex-husband, B. James Bish of Mayport. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, David William Keth. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 17, at the Alcorn Funeral Home in Hawthorn and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday October 18, at the Hawthorn Church of the Nazarene. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at the church, with the Rev. Lois Moranville officiating. Interment will be in Hawthorn Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.alcornfuneralhome.com.
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