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Beth McClendon

February 25, 1960 — May 5, 2024

Silerton, Tennessee

In loving memory of Beth McClendon, a devoted daughter, sister, aunt, and cherished friend who passed away on May 5, 2024, in Bolivar, Tennessee. Beth was born on February 25, 1960, in Jackson, Tennessee, to her loving parents James Lloyd McClendon and Georgia Katharine Ragan McClendon.

Beth's journey through life was marked by her unwavering dedication to her work and community. She began her career at USPS in 1985 and spent over 25 years serving the Bolivar Post Office diligently. Her commitment to her work was truly commendable and touched the lives of many in the community.

Educated at Bolivar Central High School and later graduating from MTSU in 1983, Beth's passion for learning and growth never wavered. Her academic achievements were a testament to her relentless pursuit of excellence in all aspects of life.

Beyond her professional and academic endeavors, Beth found solace and purpose in her faith as a member of Bolivar First Baptist Church. Her spirituality guided her actions and brought comfort during both joyful and challenging times.

Beth's vibrant spirit extended beyond the walls of her workplace and church. She had an undeniable love for animals, especially horses, dogs, and cats. Her fondness for nature led her to embrace the great outdoors, where she found peace and rejuvenation.

Beth will be deeply missed by her surviving family members: Carla Mayer and Rick of Jackson (sister), Jennifer Morgan and Michael of Jackson; Rainy Maxwell of Florida; Katharine Maxwell of Henderson (nieces); Colby Bird and Cristin of Jackson; Ragan Maxwell of Henderson; Ryan Maxwell of Pinson (nephews); as well as several great-nieces and great-nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lisa Maxwell.

In addition to her family, Jane Goodman of Silerton held a special place in Beth's heart as her best friend. Their bond was a testament to the enduring power of friendship that enriched Beth's life with love and laughter.

As we reflect on the life of Beth McClendon, let us remember her as a dedicated individual whose kindness touched the hearts of all who knew her. May she rest in peace knowing that her legacy lives on through the love she shared with family, friends, colleagues, and beloved animals.  Memorial contributions in her name may be sent to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org/donate).

“You may be gone from our sight,
But you are never gone from our hearts.”
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