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Lee Cornett

March 14, 1942 — March 8, 2024


BATAVIA - Lee Cornett, age 81, passed away on March 8, 2024. Lee was born on March 14, 1942, to the late Nando and Tessie Mae (nee Caudill) Cornett. He was the loving father of Leanne (Steve) Berke; cherished Papaw of Amy (Devin) Modlin, Kara Berke, Benjamin Berke and Olivia "Leigh" Berke; great-grandfather of Henry Modlin and Charlie Modlin; and dear brother of Dean (Nina) Cornett, Ava (the late Don) Blair, and Martha (the late Les) Lanier. Lee is survived by Leanne's mother, Shannon Cornett, and his beloved nieces and nephews... "Uncle"  He is also survived by his companion Denise Kelly and countless friends, family, and former students from Ohio, Kentucky, Alaska, and everywhere in between. 

Lee spent his life impacting others as a teacher, and he always had a special place in his heart for the little guys who needed him most. As a math teacher, it was only fitting that he was born on "Pi" Day, and he spent his years in the classroom finding endless ways to encourage his students to "THINK MATH" and to look to the skies for inspiration. He was a gifted carpenter, and his masterpiece can be found on Filager Road. Lee was a pilot, an Alaska fisherman, a hunter, a man of deep faith, and someone who found a way to stay busy every day of his life. He was a Rotarian and a Mason, and he served on the Batavia School Board, the Great Oaks School Board, and as a Batavia Township Trustee. Above all, though, his greatest loves were his grandchildren, and for anyone who spent more than a few minutes with him, there was never any doubt about that.

A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, from 6PM until 8PM at Moore Family Funeral Homes - 225 Spring Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103. A remembrance service will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2024, from 11AM until 12PM with lunch immediately following at Lee's home - 6055 Filager Road, Batavia, Ohio 45103. Kentucky blue and denim are welcomed. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Lee may be given to charities that support children or animals.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, March 13, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Moore Family Funeral Homes - Batavia

225 Spring Street, Batavia, OH 45103

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Remembrance Gathering

Thursday, March 14, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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