JoAnn Lay

Born: Mon., Feb. 21, 1944
Died: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Mon., Nov. 19, 2018
Location: Murphy-Parks Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Nov. 20, 2018
Location: Murphy-Parks Funeral Service

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 JoAnn Lay, 74, of Shelbyville, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

  She was born February 21, 1944 in Indianapolis to Alonzo Porter and Virginia (McClain) Ruddick.

  She married Henry Lee Lay on August 18, 1959 and he preceded her in death on December 28, 2010.

  JoAnn is survived by her sons, Roger Allen Lay, Bill (wife, Corrina) Lay and Todd Lay, daughter, Terry L. (husband, Brian) Conover, grandchildren, Brian, Kaleigh, Whitney, Caitlin, Kyleigh, and Cooper, and 6 great-grandchildren, all of Shelbyville, and her dog companions, Gigi, and Melia.

  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and 2 brothers.

  JoAnn attended Trinity Pentecostal Church and Christian Life Centre.

  She was formerly employed as a cafeteria worker at Shelbyville High School.

  She enjoyed writing poems, shopping and lunch with friends.  Her greatest pleasure was spending quality time with her kids

  Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2018 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

  Services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at the funeral home with Reverend Jim Stephens officiating.

  Burial will be in Lewis Creek Cemetery.

  Memorial contribution may be given to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th Street, Columbus, IN 47201.

  Funeral Directors, Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Lay family.

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Linda Adkins Johnston
   Posted Sun November 18, 2018
So sorry,Terri

Steve stephenson
   Posted Sun November 18, 2018
My guardian angel.

You baby sat me as a kid. Then when I was 28 I had a motorcycle wreck on smithland road. She found me walking (I don't remember. Bad head injury) while I was laying on someone's porch,porch light on (I think) I woke up to someone say is that you Steve. Now I hadn't seen Joann for years,but immeadiately knew it was her. Thank you my bringing me back. You are my guardian angel,and my wife Nancy thanks you. Rest in peace.

Linda (Murphy) Wisker
   Posted Thu December 06, 2018
So sorry for your loss I remember all the fun times wea all had at church

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